MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment for early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in either the inner (medial) compartment or top (patellofemoral) compartment of the knee, or both.
• Promote a more rapid relief from pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker return to daily activities when compared to traditional knee surgery
• Result in a more "natural" feeling knee following surgery
• Be performed on an outpatient basis
The procedure is performed using the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Surgeons use the RIO™ System to pre-operatively plan and map the area(s) of diseased bone to be removed. During surgery, 3-dimensional visualization and the robotic arm provide the surgeon with visual, tactile and auditory feedback so that only the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing healthy bone stock and tissue.
Typical, MAKOplasty® patients share the following characteristics:
• Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the kneecap
• Start up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
• Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments, injections or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication
MAKOplasty™ can be performed on either an inpatient or outpatient basis depending on what your surgeon determines is the right course of treatment for you. In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter. Please speak with your orthopedic surgeon to determine if MAKOplasty® may be the right treatment option for you.
Like other knee arthroplasty procedures, MAKOplasty® is covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurance providers.
For more information contact OSOI or go to makosurgical.com or restoreyourknee.com
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