What is MAKOplasty®?
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to midstage OA in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) 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 optimal 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.