MAKO - For Knee & Hip

Mako™ Robotic Arm Technology
for Total Knee, Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacements

For people suffering from knee and hip pain, a new alternative surgical procedure is bringing much-needed relief for some patients. 

Introducing the Mako Robotic Arm Interactive System which enables orthopedic surgeons at Anna Jaques to perform advanced knee and hip procedures for patients suffering from joint pain. 

Anna Jaques is one of only two hospitals in a 50-mile radius to offer Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery for total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, and total hip replacements.

Find a Mako-certified orthopedic surgeon.

Mako™ Total Knee and Partial Knee Replacements

The Mako system provides unmatched surgical accuracy, allowing for the precise placement of implants, while surrounding tissue is undisturbed. Mako offers an innovative treatment option for adults living with osteoarthritis (OA). The potential benefits: 

  • Smaller Incisions and less scaring
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to daily activities
  • More natural knee motion 

Mako™ Total Hip

Mako total hip replacement is a breakthrough solution for adults suffering from painful degenerative joint disease of the hip who need a total hip replacement. 

Find a surgeon certified in Mako™ Robotic Arm Technology, and see if MAKO is right for you.

What Our Mako Patients Are Saying

Nobody wants to hear they need hip replacement surgery. I was lucky enough to need the surgery at the time Anna Jaques introduced MAKO. When my surgeon, Dr. Ben Schwartz, told me that MAKO total hip replacement was an option for me, I decided to go for it and have absolutely no regrets. As a result, I no longer have that debilitating arthritic hip pain that over a few short months prevented me from the simplest activity. Within six weeks of surgery I was mobile and back to many of my day to day activities with full activity on the horizon. I highly recommend this – I had nothing to lose but pain and suffering and gained back my active lifestyle quickly.

- Mary of Salisbury, MA, pictured with Dr. Ben Schwartz

“Now, not one but two Mako™ hip replacements later, I feel like I am walking in a miracle,”

- Judy Jewett of Haverhill, MA

Long before her appointment, Judy had heard about Mako™ and was intrigued about this robotic-arm assisted procedure but didn’t believe it would be covered by her insurance. When she met with Dr. Schwartz she learned that she was a candidate and her insurance covered the procedure. Judy who lives in Haverhill, MA and returned to have her other hip replaced as soon as she was released from therapy for the first replacement.

Judy Jewett of Haverhill shared her experience with two Mako hip surgery in 2016 in an article entitled, "Planning Her Future, Pain Free"


“Later that day I was standing on it with little to no pain.”

“All I had was one pain pill.”

“I had surgery on Saturday; I could have gone back to work on Monday but I took one more day.”

“My friends were quite surprised at how rapidly I improved.”

"I’m delighted with the result. Absolutely delighted. 

Watch this video animation to see Mako in action.  

(please note there is no sound with this video.)

 The Mako robot combines tactile robotic arm technology with integrated, intelligent surgical instruments, and a high-definition patient-specific visualization system. This provides the surgeon with real time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to optimize implant positioning and placement, and to restore bio-mechanical alignment and joint motion. It not only allows a surgeon to pre-plan and treat each patient uniquely and with consistently reproducible precision but assists the surgeon in achieving optimal results at a level of accuracy previously unattainable with conventional instrumentation.