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.
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.
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 the MAKO procedure. When my surgeon, Dr. Ben Schwartz, told me that MAKO total hip replacement procedure 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. Dr. Schwartz and everyone on the Anna Jaques surgical and physical therapy teams were professional, compassionate, and caring. I consider myself fortunate that MAKO was an option for me and I highly recommend this for other candidates. 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."