Mako Smart Robotic Joint Replacement


At Tidewater Orthopaedics, we know each patient experiences joint pain differently. That's why our expert orthopaedic team takes time to understand the unique cause of your knee, hip, or shoulder pain and explore the right treatment options for you.

We offer leading-edge solutions like Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for total knee, total hip, and partial knee replacement procedures. Mako technology allows our surgeons to perform your joint replacement with a personalized plan based on your specific anatomy and needs.

If you've tried medications or other conservative treatments without finding real relief from arthritis or injury-related joint pain, robotic-assisted replacement may be the answer. Our surgeons exhaust nonsurgical options first and only proceed with surgery when clearly needed.

Don't continue living with painful, worn joints that limit your mobility. The specialists at Tidewater Orthopaedics are here to help you understand the source of your pain and recommend the optimal solutions to get you moving again. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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Why We Love the Mako 

The Mako SmartRobotics system allows us to plan for better outcomes, like less pain after the procedure and shorter recovery time compared to manual joint replacement surgery. 

Mako's approach is all about personalization which makes these replacements so successful. It starts with a CT Scan so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy. From there your surgeon can plan with a 3D CT-based model of your joint. This 3D model allows the surgeon to create a personalized plan.  During the surgery, your surgeon follows your personalized plan while preparing your bone for the implant. Mako's robotic arm and AccuStop technology help your surgeon stay within the planned boundaries of the preoperative plan. This means that your orthopedic surgeon is using the best on-the-market technology to ensure a precise fit for your replacement. 

The combination of the Mako SmartRobotics technology and the over 75 years of combined orthopaedic experience from our physicians makes a winning combination. 

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Learn More About Our Providers and Their Experience with Mako SmartRobotics

Each of our providers takes a unique and personalized approach to patient care, including how they use robotics and technology in their surgeries. Learn more about our surgeons to see which will be the right fit for your orthopaedic needs. 

Dr. Colin Kingston Discusses Hip Replacement Using Mako SmartRobotics

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Dr. Michael Higgins discusses his patented Ready Knee Procedure using Mako SmartRobotics. 

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Dr. Loel Payne Discusses Outpatient Mako Knee Replacements 

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