The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Replacement Procedure
For those adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in their knee, there is a new innovative treatment option now available in East Texas. The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure spares bone and treats the specific 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 more precise 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
• Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities
|Traditional Knee Surgery versus MAKOplasty®|
So, if you or a loved one is experiencing frequent knee pain and think you may be a candidate for this procedure, call Good Shepherd’s Healthy Hotline at (903) 531-GSHS (4747) or toll-free at (888) 784-GSHS (4747). Our nurses will answer your questions and schedule a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon.