Mako Partial and Total Knee Replacement

Mako Moves Comfort and Precision Forward

Holland Hospital's Joint Replacement Center remains dedicated to making your joint replacement surgery and recovery simpler, faster, and more effective. Today, our progress continues to move forward with the addition of Mako robotic-arm assisted technology for partial and total knee replacement.

This robotic-arm assisted surgery is currently performed at Holland Hospital for both partial and total knee replacements by Derick Johnson, DO, orthopedic surgeon at the Bone & Joint Center; and John W. Swartz, DO, and Bruce A. Stewart, MD, of Shoreline Orthopedics.

A Closer Look at Mako

  • The system for knee replacement is a treatment option specifically designed to address and relieve pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis.
  • In 2017, it became the first and only robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.
  • It enables orthopedic surgeons to more easily pinpoint and replace the damaged part of knee while sparing surrounding healthy bone and ligaments.
  • Through CT-based, 3-D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako system to tailor surgical plans and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each person's unique anatomy. That means greater precision and comfort for you or someone you love.
  • Since 2007, more than 83,000 procedures, including total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements, have been performed.

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Your Top Hospital for Joint Replacement

Our Joint Replacement Center performs hundreds of hip, knee and shoulder replacements every year with excellent outcomes and consistently high patient satisfaction. From our dedicated treatment coordinator to our private rooms to our award-winning care, Holland Hospital offers what's needed to get you motivated and moving again.



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    Kirt's Story: Back on the Field Thanks to MAKO Total Knee Replacement

    Former pro baseball pitcher Kirt Ojala no longer just lives with pain, thanks to Mako knee replacement surgery and the expert care he received from Dr. Derick Johnson and the Bone & Joint Center. Learn how we can get you back on the field of life at .