Mako Robotic-Arm total knee replacements

Greater accuracy, minimal scarring and faster recovery

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is the first hospital in Sangamon County to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm assisted total knee replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed.

Exclusively at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, you can experience greater accuracy, minimal scarring and faster recovery from knee surgery thanks to the new Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted System and Dr. Allan from Orthopedic Center of Illinois.
Mako total knee robotic machineMako Robotic-Arm Assisted System
The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted System allows surgeons to treat painful knee conditions with precision and more accurate implant alignment. Mako’s pre-operative, computer-assisted 3D planning allows surgeons to evaluate the bone structure, alignment, joint space and surrounding tissue so that they can plan the location, select the appropriate size and ensure proper alignment of the implant.

In the operating room, the robotic-arm system provides real-time data to the surgeon. This allows continuous assessment of ligament tension and range-of-motion during implant placement. In addition, the real-time data collected through Mako technology can reduce blood loss which is attributed to a number of factors including a smaller incision and decreased soft-tissue trauma. These benefits potentially eliminate the need for routine post-operative monitoring and post-procedure blood transfusions, all factors which could lengthen hospitalization.
Dr. Gordon AllanAbout Dr. Allan
Dr. Allan is the only surgeon in Springfield who is trained to perform this type of full knee replacement procedure; he has performed hundreds of surgeries prior to now with Mako robotic assistance.

Dr. Allan joined the Orthopedic Center of Illinois in 2008 and has been performing computer navigated/robotic assisted surgery since 2012. Dr. Allan is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He graduated and did his residency at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His internship was done in Victoria, BC, Canada. Additionally, he went on to complete a fellowship in orthopedic teaching at the University of Alberta hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He also completed fellowships in lower extremity reconstructive surgery, allograft surgery and musculoskeletal oncology in Toronto, Ontario.