MAKOplasty® is the Latest Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery


Abrazo Arrowhead Campus offers MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing, an innovative treatment option for adults living with early– to mid–stage osteoarthritis (OA), which is a less invasive treatment option than total knee replacement. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, a highly advanced robotic arm that allows surgeons to selectively target and repair only the damaged portion of the knee sparing healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

MAKOplasty benefits:

  • Relief from knee pain caused by osteoarthritis
  • Rapid recovery
  • Minimal hospitalization 
  • Smaller incision
  • Less scarring
  • Bone sparing 
  • Improved surgical outcomes 
  • Less implant wear and loosening

You may be an ideal candidate for MAKOplasty

If you experience knee pain in the inner knee or under the knee cap during activity, or start-up knee pain or stiffness when moving from a sitting position, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty. The minimally invasive nature of the surgery allows most patients to walk shortly after, drive a car within 14 days, and return to normal daily activities soon thereafter.

Unlike other more invasive procedures MAKOplasty spares your own natural bone and healthy tissue and preserves as much of the original knee as possible. The robotic arm also helps to position the knee implant optimally, which makes the knee feel more natural to the patient after surgery. Other total knee replacement surgeries require longer hospital stays and recoveries, but the pinpoint accuracy of the robotic arm used for MAKOplasty procedure promotes a shorter recovery. 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.

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