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MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing 

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The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing 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. It is now offered at the Sentara OrthoJoint Center at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Who is a candidate?
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis  in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee.


 RIO® Robotic Arm

 How does the robotic arm work?
Surgeons use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that combines computer imaging with intelligent instrumentation. This allows the surgeon to precisely place an implant that has been selected for your knee.

 Is the MAKOplasty® procedure minimally invasive?
MAKOplasty® can often be performed through a 4- to 6-inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin).

Additionally the preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning 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.

During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient's healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.


 Stages of Osteoarthritis

What are the other benefits of MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing ?
 Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery 
Can result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery 
 Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities 

Related Links:
MAKOplasty Knee  
MAKOplasty Video
Sentara OrthoJoint Center
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital


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