MAKOplasty Is A Less Invasive Procedure

The MAKOplasty® procedure is a unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee replacement enabled by robotic arm technology that allows the surgeon to perform surgery precisely through a smaller incision as compared to standard manual procedures. Surgeons use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that combines computer imaging with an intelligent instrumentation. This allows the surgeon to precisely place an implant that has been selected for your knee.

MAKOplasty® can be performed through a four- to six-inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shin). By preserving healthy bone, tissue and ligaments along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning, the results may be a more natural feeling knee.

Since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty® partial knee procedures may still be candidates for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary. Your physician should discuss the specific risks associated with MAKOplasty® and other treatment options with you. In addition, you should be informed of any preoperative and postoperative instructions by your surgeon or his or her staff.