While total knee replacements are currently the most common knee replacement surgery, there is a minimally invasive procedure called robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing that is proving to be a popular option for many patients.
This innovative procedure uses the MAKOplasty® system; a combination of resurfacing the bone and an implant to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. 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. This cutting-edge technology allows your knee surgeon much more control over the precise movements necessary for a successful outcome.
Robotic knee surgery is an effective treatment option for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the inner (medial) compartment, in the top (patellofemoral) compartment, or in both. Because the incisions are minimally invasive, patients experience less scarring and shorter recovery periods. The procedure may be performed as an inpatient or an outpatient surgery.
Like other knee arthroplasty procedures, robotic knee surgery is covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurance providers. For more information contact OSOI or go to makosurgical.com or restoreyourknee.com