MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing
“MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing” - Now On-demand
Originally aired October 25, 2012
For people suffering with knee pain, this education program about MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing includes a surgeon presentation, patient panel discussion, technology demonstration, and a Q&A with an orthopedic surgeon.
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:
- Enable surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee
- Preserve healthy tissue and bone
- Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
- Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional total knee replacement surgery
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). The preservation of your own natural bone and tissue, along with optimal implant positioning, 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 if necessary.