McLaren Macomb first in Macomb County to offer Mako Total Knee Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

McLaren Macomb
mako total knee robotic arm

dr michael wagner
Dr. Michael Wagner
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care facility serving all of Macomb County, has expanded its robotic-assisted surgical capabilities by being the first in the county to offer the Mako Total Knee Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery system for full knee arthroplasty. Continuing its commitment of offering leading-edge surgical technology to result in enhanced patient outcomes, McLaren Macomb was the first hospital in Macomb County to offer Mako technology for hip replacements and partial knee replacements.

When compared with traditional knee replacement procedures, utilizing Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted technology provides the surgeon with greater accuracy and precision when fitting and positioning the implant.

Several McLaren Macomb orthopedic surgeons are proficient in this Mako technology.

“Our goal for each joint replacement patient is to get them back to the quality of life they enjoyed before they were limited by their pain,” said Dr. Michael Wagner, orthopedic surgeon and co-medical director of the joint replacement program at McLaren Macomb. “With this technology we can perform this procedure with more accuracy and precision than has ever been done before. This directly leads to improved knee function and improved patient outcome.”

Mako first provides the surgeon with a 3D anatomical map of the patient’s unique anatomy, allowing the surgeon to remove only the diseased portion of the bone and leave as much of the healthy bone and tissue as possible.

The surgical system will also assist the surgeon with the placement of the knee implant, ensuring proper placement and fit. An improperly sized and placed implant can lead to post-op pain and discomfort for the patient and decrease the life of the implant.

Knee arthroplasty can relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis – wearing down of the cartilage that cushions the bones around the joint – which leads to joint pain, stiffness, inflammation, limited range of motion and joint deformity.

To learn more about the joint replacement program at McLaren Macomb, visit mclaren.org/macombortho.

About McLaren Macomb:
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/macomb or follow our blog mclaren.org/macombblog.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.