Makoplasty Patient Education Videos
- What is MAKOplasty®?
- How may MAKOplasty® benefit me?
- How does MAKOplasty® work?
- Who would be a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® procedure?
- What to expect?
- MAKOplasty® lifespan
What is MAKOplasty®?
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage OA that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.
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. MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing can:
- Facilitate ideal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
- Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
- Be performed on an outpatient basis
- Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
How may MAKOplasty® benefit me?/Advantages of MAKOplasty knee resurfacing
If you suffer from knee pain that's affecting your quality of life or you've been told you need a total knee replacement, it's worth your time to investigate MAKOplasty.
- Small incision
- Minimally invasive procedure
- More “natural feeling” knee following surgery
- More rapid recovery means a you faster return to daily activities
- More rapid recovery means a you faster return to daily activities.
- Improves mobility and pain relief, since the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are not severed during knee resurfacing
- Minimal hospitalization.
- Requires minimal hospitalization and recuperation
How does MAKOplasty® work?
The RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System features three dimensional pre-surgical planning.
During surgery, the RIO® provides the surgeon with real-time visual,tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this optimal placement that can result in more natural knee motion following surgery.
Who would be a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® procedure?
Typically, MAKOplasty® patients share the following characteristics:
- Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap
- Start up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
If I undergo MAKOplasty®, what can I expect?
MAKOplasty® can be performed as either an in-patient procedure or on an outpatient basis depending on what your orthopedic surgeon determines is right for you. Hospital stays average anywhere from one to three days; ambulatory patients return home the same day.
In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car in the first few weeks, and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.
All implants have a life expectancy that depends on several factors including the patient’s weight, activity level, quality of bone stock and compliance with their physician’s orders.
Proper implant alignment and precise positioning during surgery are also very important factors that can improve the life expectancy of an implant. Through the use of RIO®, implants can be optimally aligned and positioned to ensure the longest benefit. RESTORIS® MCK implants enable the treatment of one or two compartments with OA disease. With single compartment disease, a second compartment may be treated in the future if OA spreads.In addition,because very little bone is actually removed during a MAKOplasty® procedure, the implants can be replaced with another procedure such as a total knee replacement, if necessary.