Mako Robotic-Assisted Partial or Total Knee Replacement

What is Mako robotic-assisted knee replacement?

Specialty Orthopaedics is pleased to offer Makoplasty, or robotic-assisted partial or total knee replacement surgery performed with Mako technology. Robotic-assisted knee surgery may be suitable for patients who are suffering from knee arthritis affecting one, two or three compartments of the knee. Mako technology allows our surgeons to selectively target the part of your knee damaged by arthritis, and when possible, replace the diseased part of your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

Makoplasty robotic knee replacement was developed by Stryker, a leader in the advancement of robot-assisted orthopedic technologies. The technology helps improve the precision and accuracy of joint replacement surgery.

The Mako system has proven its ability to recover patient joint functionality and pain, with a high patient satisfaction level after surgery.

Why is Mako robotic-assisted knee replacement used?

Conservative treatment options may be sufficient for certain patients suffering from knee arthritis. However, as the disease and your discomfort progress, conservative options may not be enough. In this case, Makoplasty, or robotic-assisted partial or total knee replacement, may be a good option for you.

What does Mako robotic-assisted knee replacement involve?

A unicompartmental (partial) or total knee replacement surgery with Mako begins with a pre-surgical evaluation of your knee using a CT scan or other imaging test. This helps your orthopedic surgeon develop a precise plan for surgery. This information is then scanned into the Mako machine creating a 3-dimensional template or model which enables pinpoint precision during the procedure.

During robotic knee surgery, your surgeon will use the Mako robotic arm to assist in removing the damaged portion of the bone and tissue, leaving healthy bone and cartilage intact. Then, with assistance from the robotic arm, your surgeon will insert artificial components to replace the old, damaged portions of the joint.

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What are the benefits of having Mako robotic-assisted knee replacement?

Both robotic partial and total knee replacement surgery offer a wide range of benefits, both during surgery and post-surgery:

  • Exact precision from Mako technology
  • Accurate implant placement
  • Allows for real-time adjustments to be made during surgery
  • Lowered pain in knee joint
  • Increased joint function
  • Shorter recovery
  • High success rate

If you are interested in Mako robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery, visit Specialty Orthopaedics. Our New York orthopedic practice is home to a team of fellowship-trained orthopedists in a variety of specialty areas. We offer comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in a caring and responsive clinical atmosphere. Give us a call at 914.686.0111 or fill out the form on this page to schedule your appointment today.

Dr. Steven Zelicof

Dr. Steven Zelicof

Joint Replacement & Arthritis Specialist

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