If you suffer from joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, nearly 15 million people suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is a painful condition, resulting in loss of range of motion and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
A total knee replacement is not the only treatment option for patients suffering from osteoarthritis. MAKOplasty is an innovative orthopedic surgery option that utilizes robotic arm technology to assist with partial knee resurfacing. MAKOplasty is intended for patients who suffer from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis with damage to only a portion of the knee.
Rather than resurfacing the entire knee, MAKOplasty selectively targets and resurfaces only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, sparing healthy bone and surrounding ligaments and tissue. With MAKOplasty, doctors are able to use CT scan imaging to reconstruct the anatomy of the knee, allowing for a precise, patient-specific placement of the implant.
There are four key benefits of MAKOplasty for patients requiring orthopedic surgery. These benefits are:
- Enabling surgeons are enabled to precisely resurface only the affected and damaged portions of the knee with the robotic arm technology.
- Preserving healthy bone and surrounding tissues.
- Provides optimal placement of implants, resulting in a more natural feeling knee post-surgery.
- Less invasive surgery option, providing patients a faster recovery time and shorter hospital stay than they would with traditional total knee replacement surgery.
One of Pine Creek Medical Center’s own orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Schott, specializes in MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing. Do you want to know if MAKOplasty is right for you? Contact Pine Creek today.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure, including MAKOplasty®. During your consultation, your doctor can explain these risks and help determine if MAKOplasty® is right for you.