MAKOplasty Partial Knee

MAKOplasty is a resurfacing procedure assisted with a robotic arm that is designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration caused by osteoarthritis. The surgeon is able to selectively target the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain and stiffness in the joints that gets worse with activity
  • Pain from putting pressure on affected joint
  • Stiffness after getting out of bed
  • Swelling in the knee
  • Rubbing or grating when you move the joint

Unlike traditional surgery, MAKOplasty can be performed through a four to six inch incision over the knee, with small incisions in the thigh bone and shin. The preservation of your own healthy bone and tissue, along with the accurate, patient-specific implant positioning may also result in a more natural feeling knee. In addition, because of the preservation of healthy bone, patients who undergo MAKOplasty partial knee procedures may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.

A total replacement is sometimes necessary if the surgeon discovers that your knee has more damage than originally seen in the pre-operative X-rays and CT scan

MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing may:

  • Enable surgeons to precisely resurface the arthritic portion of the knee
  • Preserve healthy bone and ligaments
  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional total knee replacement surgery.