The Mako Robotic System for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

  • Mustafa Citak
  • Andrew D. Pearle
  • Daniel O. Kendoff


Robotic systems have been used in surgery since 1980, while the integration of robotic systems in orthopedic surgery began with the use of RoboDoc (Curexo Technology Corporation, Fremont, CA, USA) for the planning and performing of robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty (THA) in 1992. The use of robotic technology has facilitated minimally invasive surgery in some cases, which has gained popularity in patients (Banks 2009). Another advantage of robotic surgery is the higher precision and accuracy compared to conventional techniques, which is of enormous importance especially in spinal surgery (Devito et al. 2010).


Robotic System Tibial Component Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Robotic Technology Computer Navigation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa Citak
    • 1
  • Andrew D. Pearle
    • 2
  • Daniel O. Kendoff
    • 3
  1. 1.HELIOS ENDO Clinic HamburgHamburg
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsHospital for Special SurgeryNYUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryENDO Clinic HamburgHamburg

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