Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers conservative, noninvasive options to treat a range of orthopedic conditions as the first line of treatment. Suppose nonsurgical options fail to treat the issue. In that case, we offer minimally invasive surgical procedures, including robotic-assisted knee surgery using the CORITM Surgical System and Mako SmartRoboticsTM, to help get you back to a more active lifestyle.

Experienced in Advanced Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery

The first step of your journey to feeling better is knowing the source of your knee pain. Knee pain affects people of all ages, sending thousands to the doctor's office every year.

While engaging in sports and recreational activities can cause knee problems, some injuries result from overuse, wear and tear, slips and falls. The pain may begin as mild discomfort, then slowly worsen until simple movements become nearly impossible. 

Our experienced orthopedic doctors and compassionate staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center provide some of the highest standards of care to help you get back to doing the things you love, one step at a time.

We offer a nonsurgical approach as an initial treatment, such as anti-inflammatory medication, hot and cold therapy and massage. Robotic-assisted knee replacement may treat the problem if lifestyle changes, and nonsurgical options do not work.

Our surgeons are skilled in sports medicine and robotic-assisted knee surgery using the CORITM Surgical System and Mako SmartRoboticsTM for partial and total knee replacement procedures.

Take our free online knee quiz to assess how knee pain affects your quality of life. Once completed, we invite you to fill out this form or call 855-769-2969, so we can help you explore your treatment options.

What Is Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery?

Robotic-assisted knee surgery uses a robotic surgical arm to help surgeons perform procedures with high precision through small incisions.

The CORI™ Surgical System


The CORI™ Surgical System uses handheld robotics-assisted technology that helps the surgeon plan and perform the procedure. It also gives surgeons a three-dimensional (3D) view to help finalize and verify the selection of the knee implant and create a plan for surgery without needing a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery using the CORITM Surgical System can lead to the following patient benefits:

  • Quicker, smoother recovery
  • Regain function faster and return home sooner
  • A unique 3D digital model to get a surgical plan customized to the patient's unique anatomy. The surgeon can perform the procedure more accurately than traditional knee replacement surgery.
  • A natural fit: Using this technology, patients can keep more of their natural bones and ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee, which helps maintain more of a natural rhythm and step.
  • A wide selection: The surgeon can choose from the widest selection of implants available, so implants can be precision-matched to feel more like a patient's knee.

Mako SmartRobotics™



Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. Mako uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee, total hip or partial knee replacement.

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides Mako's robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako's AccuStop™ technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries. Mako's AccuStop™ technology allows your surgeon to cut less by cutting with precision to help protect your healthy bone.

It's important to understand that an orthopedic surgeon performs the surgery and guides Mako's robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. Mako SmartRobotics™ does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako SmartRobotics™ also allows your surgeon to adjust your plan during surgery as needed.


What Is the Advantage of Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery?

Robotic knee replacement enhances the surgeon's ability to manipulate instruments with increased dexterity and helps reduce complications in several ways:

  • Uses 3D visualization to get a surgical plan customized to each patient without the need for a preoperative CT scan
  • Eliminates physiologic tremors to help place implants accurately
  • Precise motion control for increased accuracy

When a Knee Replacement Procedure Is Recommended

You do not have to live with aches and pains any longer.

Our orthopedic surgeons and staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offer expert, safe, compassionate care. Whether your condition requires partial or total knee replacement, we are here for you with robotic-assisted knee treatment options for typically more accurate surgeries, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times than traditional surgery.

You may benefit from knee replacement surgery if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Severe knee pain or stiffness that affects daily activities, such as walking, climbing stairs and getting in and out of chairs
  • Moderate or severe knee pain while at rest
  • Chronic knee inflammation and swelling
  • Knee deformity
  • Resistance to treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, lubricating injections, physical therapy or other surgeries

What Is the Recovery Time for Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement?

Recovery from robotic knee surgery differs from one person to another. Success factors will be how well you follow your orthopedic surgeon's instructions during the first few weeks after you leave the hospital.

Rehabilitation is essential to the recovery process to help restore movement and strengthen the joint. It is normal to feel pain in the replaced joint because the surrounding muscles are still weak from inactivity. The pain should subside in a few months.

If you live alone, we can help arrange for assistance or to recover in an extended care facility. Some minor adjustments may help you get around after surgery. Here are some of the preparations you can make:

  • Excess weight puts additional stress on your joints. If you're overweight, eat more nutritious and well-balanced meals. Talk with your doctor about how to lose weight safely.
  • Strengthening your upper body will help with crutches or a walker after surgery. Ask your doctor what type of exercise will work best for you.
  • If you smoke, try to reduce usage or quit altogether. Smoking slows down recovery and increases the risk of infection.
  • Do not consume alcohol at least 48 hours before surgery.
  • Consider modifying your home, particularly your room and bathroom, to make your life after surgery more comfortable. Assistive items may help, such as a shower bench, handrails or a long-handled reacher.
  • Secure electrical cords and remove rugs that could become a tripping hazard.

Protecting your knee replacement and general health can contribute to your joint implant's longevity and your surgery's success. Most people can expect their joint replacement to function well for up to 15 years after the surgery. You will most likely need to see your orthopedic surgeon periodically for a routine follow-up examination and X-rays.

When to Call an Orthopedic Doctor

Ignoring your injury or joint pain can cause more harm. Seek medical attention right away when you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain that gets worse when doing activities
  • Swelling in the injured area
  • Limping
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain that continues even with rest
  • Pain that lasts for a week or more following an injury

Schedule an Appointment with Us

Know your knee replacement options.

At Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, our orthopedic navigators will guide you through our comprehensive orthopedic program to get the quality care you deserve when you need it the most. To schedule an appointment, please fill out this form or call 855-769-2969, and we will connect you to one of our orthopedic doctors to learn more about your condition and treatment options. 

Insurances Accepted

We believe that part of compassionate service is providing all the information you need upfront, including financial obligations. We have dedicated staff to address your questions and help you make financial arrangements at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. We accept various insurance plans and offer options for payment plan flexibility. For questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly or see this page for your billing and insurance questions.

Find an Orthopedic Doctor in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Is there a surgery you've been putting off? Your health shouldn't have to wait.

The experienced and compassionate orthopedic team at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is ready to help you overcome the challenges of surgery, neck and back injuries, stroke, difficulty with mobility or injury. Take a virtual tour of our orthopedic services unit for post-surgery rehabilitation.

If you have joint pain or discomfort from an undiagnosed condition or injury, speak with one of our orthopedic doctors for proper diagnosis and advice on the best treatment options. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Please do not delay care.

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