MAKOplasty

Now Offering MAKOplasty for Total Knee Replacement

MAKOplasty® for partial knee resurfacing, total knee replacement and total hip replacement are now offered through the Sentara OrthoJoint Center® at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.The surgeon-controlled robotic-assisted surgery can return patients back to health.

  • MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing

    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 for partial knee replacement?

    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.

  • What are the benefits of MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing?

    • Facilitates the optimal implant positioning that  results in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
    • Can result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
    • Promotes a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities
  • MAKOplasty for total knee replacement

    The MAKOplasty total knee replacement procedure is 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 for total knee replacement?

    MAKOplasty for total knee replacement is offered through the Sentara OrthoJoint Center at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. If knee pain limits your activities and lifestyle, you may be suffering from degenerative joint disease (DJD). Your doctor may recommend a MAKOplasty total knee procedure.

  • MAKOPlasty for total hip replacement

    MAKOplasty for Total Hip Replacement is offered through the Sentara OrthoJoint Center at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. If hip pain limits your activities and lifestyle, you may be suffering from degenerative joint disease (DJD). Your doctor may recommend a MAKOplasty Total Hip procedure.

  • Who is a good candidate for the MAKOplasty total hip procedure?

    If you have one or more of the following symptoms, talk to you doctor – you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty.

    • Pain while putting weight on the affected joints
    • Limping to lessen the weight-bearing pressure on the hip
    • Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact activities
    • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or pain medication
  • What is total hip replacement?

    Patients who have DJD may benefit from total hip replacement, also referred to as total hip arthroplasty. This is a surgical procedure in which the arthritic hip joint is replaced by implants.

  • 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 you.

  • How does MAKOplasty work?

    If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the MAKOplasty procedure, one or two weeks prior to your surgery date you will receive a CT scan. This is used to create a 3-D model.

    The surgeon uses the RIO software with information from the model to plan your surgery based on your unique anatomy. During surgery, the software provides real-time information to optimize implant positioning and alignment, and the robotic arm is used to prepare your socket and guide placement of the implants.

  • What are the benefits of MAKOplasty?

    MAKOplasty benefits may include:

    • Accurate placement of your implant using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system
    • Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together

    Make sure to discuss all of your options with your doctor to determine what would work best for you.

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