MAKOplasty – Amazing Precision. Beautiful Results.
The procedure, known as MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, makes surgery a more palatable option for patients who have been reluctant to pursue traditional knee surgeries that often require months of recovery. It’s a less invasive treatment option than total knee replacement and allows surgeons to treat knee osteoarthritis at earlier stages . MAKOplasty uses 3D computer mapping and an interactive robotic arm system to resurface the diseased portion of the knee and replace it with an artificial implant.
“The technology allows us to position the implant components much more accurately than conventional surgery and preserve more of the natural knee structure,” said Jeffrey K. Moore, Moore Orthopedics and Sports Medicine “The ability of the robot to help us prepare the bone surface and precisely place and align the implant enables patients to experience a more natural knee movement after surgery.”
The implant restores only the damaged part of the knee, without disturbing healthy tissue. It creates a smaller incision, removes less bone, loses less blood and requires only moderate physical therapy.
The MAKO system can be used to treat osteoarthritis on two parts of the knee: the medial (inner) portion and the patellofemoral (front) portion, or both.
Who is a good candidate for the makoplasty proceduregood candidate for
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatment
- Knee pain or stiffness with activities
- Knee pain with activity
- Inner aspect of the knee
- Outer aspect of the knee
- Under the knee cap
In most cases, patients will walk the day of surgery shortly after completion of the procedure, and will have very short hospital stays; they will be able to drive a car within 10-14 days and return to normal activities shortly thereafter.
- Shorter hospital stay with quicker recovery and less pain
- More natural feeling knee
- Less scarring and the preservation of healthy bone and tissue
- Less surgery
- Smaller incision
- Minimize blood loss
- Bone sparing
- Only replace damaged compartment
- Retain normal ligaments
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker rehab
- Feels more natural
If this sounds like your situation, schedule an appointment to evaluate your knee and figure out the right treatment options for you.
Jeffrey K. Moore, M.D.
John R. Spellman, M.D.
Moore Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 252-808-3100