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What is MAKOplasty?

MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage Osteoarthritis (OA) that has not progressed to all three 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.

MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing can:

  • Facilitate ideal 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

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How does MAKOplasty work?

The  RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System features three dimensional pre-surgical planning. During surgery, the  RIO® provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this optimal placement that can result in more natural knee motion following surgery.

Are you a candidate for MAKOplasty?

Typically, MAKOplasty patients share the following characteristics:

  • Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap
  • Start-up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
  • Pain while standing or walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs or getting in and out of chairs
  • Stiffness in your knee joint after getting out of bed
  • Swelling in one or more areas of the knee
  • A grating sensation or crunching feeling when you use your knee
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory  medication
Advantages of MAKOplasty

The MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration and potentially offers the following benefits:

  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Bone and tissue sparing
  • Smaller incision
  • Much less invasive procedure
  • Reproducible precision cuts
  • More accurate placement of implants
  • Less scaring
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Minimal hospitalization
  • Faster return of function and faster recovery
  • Ideal selection of the implants
  • Less problems with the surgical techniques
  • Normal knee behavior and kinematics
  • Earlier restoration and maintenance of lifestyles

More and more patients are asking for MAKOplasty!

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Ask our orthopaedic surgeon

If you would like to find out more details about MAKOplasty, please use the enquiry form below to ask our orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Jeffrey Chew. You may attach medical reports on the enquiry form as well.

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