The Hirslanden Klinik Permanence and the Salem-Spital are the first hospitals in Switzerland to use the Mako robotic-arm assisted surgical technique. This procedure is a new treatment option for knee joint replacement. With the aid of a robotic arm, it is designed to increase precision when implanting a total or partial prosthesis.

This innovation enables surgeons to perform individually planned and 3D-assisted surgery based on the specific diagnosis and anatomy of the patient. The Mako system is the first robotic arm technology that can be used for a wide range of joint replacements, for example, when implanting a total or partial prostheses for the knee. Precision and patient safety are central to this new surgical technique.


The aim is to achieve more stable knee joints and fewer revisions

One of the main causes of pain after implanting a knee prosthesis stems from the new knee joint’s ligament tension which is often insufficiently balanced. Surgeons now expect to solve this problem with the use of the Mako robotic arm. The software-supported robotic-arm technology makes it possible to adjust surgical planning virtually before and during the procedure by taking into account the ligament tension before the prosthesis is inserted. The use of artificial joints or joint parts is thus rendered even more exact and precise.