MAKOplasty® Knee Surgery – An Innovative Joint Replacement Technique with Exact Precision
MAKOplasty® is one of the newest surgical advancements being utilized by the pioneering Joint Replacement Team at EmergeOrtho. Powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, it allows for consistently reproducible precision throughout surgery.
With the use of MAKO smart robotics, EmergeOrtho’s talented team of surgeons can achieve the utmost accuracy and precision, providing you with the best chances for a successful outcome.
What Is MAKOplasty®?
MAKOplasty® is a surgical system that utilizes a robotic arm for greater precision. Surgeons use the arm like an extension of their own. The procedure begins with a 3D model of the surgical area. This allows the surgeon to create the most accurate and personalized treatment plan and implant materials. With a detailed model, the surgeon can minimize the removal of healthy tissue.
MAKOplasty® Partial and Total Knee Procedures
The first knee replacement surgery was performed in 1968, and the procedure has advanced significantly since then. MAKOplasty® is one of the latest innovations in knee arthroplasty. It allows surgeons to perform total knee replacements more precisely, less invasively, and with quicker recovery times.
MAKOplasty® is an innovative treatment option that can be successfully utilized in both partial and total knee resurfacing procedures. Partial knee resurfacing is typically reserved for candidates living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) in either the medial (inner), lateral (outer), patellofemoral (front), or a combination of two compartments in the knee. If the early to mid-stage OA is present in most or all compartments of the knee, total knee resurfacing (replacement) will most likely be needed.
During the partial knee resurfacing 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, allowing the knee to regain mobility. A total knee replacement procedure is very similar to a partial knee resurfacing procedure, except that all areas of the knee are resurfaced with a total knee replacement, rather than just one spot.
The benefits of MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing include:
- Improved precision. Surgeons use the 3D model and robotic arm to facilitate optimal implant positioning. Greater precision in placement reduces the risk of future issues.
- Smaller incision. MAKOplasty® requires much smaller incisions, which results in faster healing and less scarring.
- Faster recovery. Patients recover more quickly with this type of surgery and usually have shorter hospital stays.
- Outpatient option. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis in some cases, which means some patients have no hospital stay at all.
- Quicker relief. Patients undergoing MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing usually have less pain and are able to return to normal activities sooner.
Where Can I Find MAKOplasty® Surgeons Near Me?
EmergeOrtho has joint specialists working with the MAKO smart robotics system at locations throughout North Carolina. Would you like to know if you are a candidate for MAKOplasty®? Click here to schedule an appointment at one of our locations.