MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is a new, minimally invasive procedure used to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. Powered by the state-of-the-art RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system, MAKOplasty offers a more precise and consistent result in a minimally invasive procedure.
During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.
- Facilitate optimal implant positioning, resulting in a more natural feeling knee
- Be performed on an outpatient basis
- Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities
- MAKOplasty patients may experience shorter hospitals stays, quicker recovery times and a smaller incision as compared to traditional knee replacement surgery.
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.