Bon Secours Orthopaedic Institute

MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing

Knee pain from osteoarthritis can make your normal activities unbearable. By selectively targeting the damaged areas of your knee, our expert orthopaedic surgeons are using the latest robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing techniques to relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis and restore range of motion for a pain free life.

a more natural feeling knee

The MAKOplasty® procedure is an innovative treatment option for patients who suffer from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. With MAKOplasty® robotic arm assisted partial knee surgery surgeons can perform unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee replacements precisely through a smaller incision with greater precision and less pain than traditional surgery.

This minimally invasive approach offers a more precise replacement of the diseased part of your knee and saves as much healthy bone as possible. Preserving your original knee, tissues, and ligaments as much as possible for a shorter hospitalization, faster recovery, and accelerated return to activity with a more natural feeling knee.

Is MAKOplasty® the right treatment option for you?

MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment for early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in either the medial (inside), patellofemoral (top) or the lateral (outside) compartment of the knee. It can also be performed as a bicompartmental procedure on both the medial and patellofemoral portions of the knee. MAKOplasty® can:

  • Promote a more rapid relief from pain
  • Shorten hospital stay and accelerate return to daily activities when compared to traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Result in a more “natural” feeling knee following surgery

Typically, patients who share the following characteristics are good candidate for MAKOplasty®:

  • Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee, under the kneecap or the outer knee
  • Start up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments, injections or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

Consult with your orthopaedic surgeon to determine if MAKOplasty® is the right treatment option for you. Visit our frequently asked questions section for answers to our patient's most common questions.

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For more information about MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing or to schedule a consult in Hampton Roads, please complete the form below. A Bon Secours Orthopaedic Institute representative will contact you at the phone number or email you provide within 2-3 business days.

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