MAKOplasty is a robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA). By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by OA, your surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.
MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing Can:
Unlike other more invasive procedures MAKOplasty can often be performed through a four to six inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). Additionally the preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning may also result in a more natural feeling knee. And since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty partial knee procedures may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life.
The MAKOplasty procedure is indicated for patients suffering from early to mid-stage unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee include:
To see if you are a candidate for this procedure request an appointment online or call 918-514-3009.