Mako Robotic Partial Knee Replacement

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for patients with arthritis (OA) affecting either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer). It is powered by the a Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.

The Mako system empowers surgeons to address the needs of a large and growing, yet currently underserved patient population. Patients who desire a restoration of lifestyle, minimized surgery, reduced pain and rapid recovery may benefit from MAKOplasty, partial knee replacement.

During the procedure, the only 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 (unicondylar) Resurfacing can:

  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery than traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities


How Does Mako Work?

The RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System features three dimensional pre-surgical planning. During surgery, the robot 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.

  • A preoperative CT of the knee is performed
  • The CT scan is used to accurately plan implant size, orientation and alignment
  • Enabling the pre-resection capture of patient-specific kinematic tracking through full flexion and extension
  • Real-time intra-operative adjustments for correct knee kinematics and soft-tissue balance

Minimally invasive and bone sparing, with minimal tissue trauma for faster recovery

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