Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for partial knee replacement
If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from pain caused by arthritis or an injury to the knee, and you haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery might be right for you.
Partial Knee Replacement
If you’ve caught the arthritic damage early, you may be eligible for a partial knee replacement. This is where the disease has not progressed to all 3 compartments of the knee, allowing the surgeon to replace fewer parts.
In a unicondylar knee replacement, only one area (or compartment) of the joint is replaced.
A patellofemoral knee replacement replaces the kneecap (or patella) and the grove at the lower end of the thighbone (or femur).
A bicompartmental knee replacement affects two compartments of the knee – the inside (medial) and knee cap.
How Mako Technology works
In clinical studies, Mako Partial Knee resulted in:
- More accurate bone removal and implant placement, which may result in improved outcomes and functioning of the knee.
- Less pain in the days and weeks following surgery.
- Shorter hospital stay.
- Quicker recovery, where 9 out of 10 patients were walking without an aid, such as a cane or walker, three weeks after surgery.
- 91% of patients being satisfied or very satisfied 5 years after surgery.
Mako Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Mako Partial Knee is for people with:
- Severe knee pain or stiffness resulting from: noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (including osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, or avascular necrosis), rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis.
- Those who haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, like bracing, medication or joint fluid supplements.
- Early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that doesn’t affect all 3 compartments of the knee.
Personalized surgical plan
Arthritic bone removal