If you have knee pain caused by early to mid-stage osteoarthritis, robotic-assisted MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing at EvergreenHealth may help you return to your regular activities pain-free.
Because it selectively targets just the part of your knee damaged by osteoarthritis, MAKOplasty® can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.
An implant is then secured in the joint to allow it to move smoothly again.
MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing combines computer navigation, a 3-dimensional CT scan and a surgeon-actuated robotic arm for increased surgical precision.
MAKOplasty® can often be performed through a four to six inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin).
This minimally invasive approach also means less pain, a short hospital stay, reduced blood loss, less scarring and a quicker return to your life.
Because MAKOplasty® preserves your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning, the procedure may also result in a more natural feeling knee.
And since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty® partial knee procedures may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.
Several surgeons perform the MAKOplasty procedure at EvergreenHealth Medical Center. Click on the names to access their profiles.
Bruce Rolfe, MD
Jason Boyer, MD