Please note: all clinics will be closed 29/3/24 - 1/4/24, except Physio services at Stepney, which will be open 8am - 12.30pm on 30/3/24, and Hydrotherapy classes at Welland pool, which will also be open on 30/3/24.

Mako SmartRobotics™ for hip and knee surgery

As part of our commitment to stay at the forefront of surgical innovations and provide the best patient care, sportsmed is proud to introduce Mako SmartRobotics™ into our suite of robotic surgery options.

At sportsmed, we understand that no two patients are alike. It all starts with a CT scan that creates a 3D image of the patient’s unique anatomy. This information allows our experienced orthopaedic surgeons to create their patient’s plan and assessment, allowing for more precise surgery for each patient.1,2,3

For some patients, that means preserving soft tissue; for others, that means saving healthy bone.4-8

As each patient has unique soft tissues, Mako allows your surgeon to precisely adjust your plan during the operation if/when required. Mako is the only robotic system that has demonstrated higher accuracy and precision to plan for implant placement and sizing for total knee, partial knee and total hip procedures.9-11

contact us about robotic hip and knee surgery

A number of sportsmed orthopaedic surgeons perform robotic hip and knee surgery and are trained to use Mako SmartRobotics™. It’s now available to patients.

Patients who are interested in robotic surgery can contact sportsmed Orthopaedics on 08 8362 7788 to find out whether they are suitable for treatment.


1. Illgen RL, Bukowski BR, Abiola R, et al. Robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty: outcomes at minimum two year follow up. Surg Technol Int. 2017;30:365-372.

2. Bell SW, Anthony I, Jones B, MacLean A, Rowe P, Blyth M. Improved accuracy of component positioning with robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: data from a prospective, randomised controlled study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016;98(8): 627- 635. doi:10.2106/JBJS.15.00664

3. Mahoney O, Kinsey T, Mont M, Hozack W, Orozco F, Chen A. Can computer generated 3D bone models improve the accuracy of total knee component placement compared to manual instrumentation? A prospective multi-center evaluation. Poster presented at: 32nd Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA); October 2-5, 2019; Toronto, Canada.

4. Banks SA. Haptic robotics enable a systems approach to design of a minimally invasive modular knee arthroplasty. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2009;38(2 Suppl):23-27.

5. Suarez-Ahedo C, Gui C, Martin TJ, Chandrasekaran S, Lodhia P, Domb BG. Robotic-arm assisted total hip arthroplasty results in smaller acetabular cup size in relation to the femoral head size: a matched-pair controlled study. Hip Int. 2017;27(2):147-152. doi:10.5301/hipint.5000418

6. Kayani B, Konan S, Pietrzak JRT, Haddad FS. Iatrogenic bone and soft tissue trauma in robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study and validation of a new classification system. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33(8):2496- 2501. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018.03.042

7. Hozack WJ. Multicentre analysis of outcomes after robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty. Bone Joint J:Orthop Proc. 2018;100-B(Supp_12):38.

8. Hampp E, Chang TC, Pearle A. Robotic partial knee arthroplasty demonstrated greater bone preservation compared to robotic total knee arthroplasty. Poster presented at: Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting; February 2-5, 2019; Austin, TX.

9. Anthony I, Bell SW, Blyth M, Jones B et al. Improved accuracy of component positioning with robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016;98-A(8):627-35.

10. Hampp EL, Chughtai M, Scholl LY, Sodhi N, Bhowmik-Stoker M, Jacofsky DJ, Mont MA. Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty Demonstrated Greater Accuracy and Precision to Plan Compared with Manual Techniques. J Knee Surg. 2018 May 1.

11. Domb B, Redmond J, Louis S, Alden K, Daley R, LaReau J, et al. Accuracy of component positioning in 1980 total hip arthroplasties: a comparative analysis by surgical technique and mode of guidance. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 30(2015)2208-2218.



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