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:
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: