Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY introduces the Mako computerized, robotic surgical tool for Orthopedic surgery.

Mako Robotic Arm Technology

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Meet the Mako

The Mako Robotic Arm is a surgeon-interactive robotic arm technology that enables advanced treatment options for more accurate hip and knee implant placement. Upstate's Community Campus is the first and only place in the Central New York region to offer this breakthrough technology.

What does the Mako do?

The Mako robot combines tactile robotic arm technology with integrated, intelligent surgical instruments, and a high-definition patient-specific visualization system. This provides the surgeon with real time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to optimize implant positioning and placement, and to restore bio-mechanical alignment and joint motion. It not only allows a surgeon to pre-plan and treat each patient uniquely and with consistently reproducible precision but assists the surgeon in achieving optimal results at a level of accuracy previously unattainable with conventional instrumentation.


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Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY introduces the Mako computerized, robotic surgical tool for Orthopedic surgery.

Surgeons and Clinical Providers

Emil Azer, MD
Emil Azer, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Trauma Surgery; Trauma Reconstruction; Orthopedic Trauma; Broken Ankle; Broken Arm; more
Education: New York Medical College
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic trauma; pelvic and acetabular fractures as well as complex peri-articular fractures;
adult reconstruction; hip and knee arthroplasty; revision surgery and post-traumatic reconstruction

Timothy A Damron, MD
Timothy A Damron, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Oncology; Adult Lymphoma; Arthritis; Benign Bone Tumors; Benign Soft-Tissue Masses; more
Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Research Interests:

Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma

Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adult bone and soft-tissue tumors, Synovial proliferation disorders (PVNs, synovial chondromatosis), Metastatic disease to bone, Joint reconstructive surgery

Robert Sherman, MD
Robert Sherman, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopaedics/ Biomechanics; Orthopedic Surgery; Trauma Reconstruction; Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle; Orthopedic Trauma; Ankle Sprain; more
Education: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center
Clinical Interests:

Dr. Sherman has particular interests in lower extremity joint reconstruction including minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, partial knee replacements, revision joint replacements and management of fractures and injuries around joint replacements.  His interests also include operative and non-operative management of arthritis, knee arthroscopy, fractures and general orthopedics.