Robotic assisted partial knee surgery is an innovative alternative to the conventional surgical procedure in patients suffering from degenerative knee diseases such as osteoarthritis. It is performed using robotic-arm technology that allows the surgeon to precisely perform the surgery through a smaller incision as compared to traditional surgery.
This procedure utilizes X-rays and CT scans to determine the damaged areas, of the joint, that need to be removed for the precise placement of the knee implant. The procedure may be used for total or partial knee surgery. In the partial knee resurfacing, only the diseased portion of your knee is removed, preserving the surrounding healthy bone and tissue. An implant is then secured over the prepared portion of your knee joint that results in resolution of symptoms and a natural knee movement. As it employs a minimally invasive technique the incidence of scarring and blood loss is very low.
The procedure is beneficial in patients with unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee disease. Robotic assisted partial knee surgery can be considered in patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis associated with symptoms such as knee pain, knee swelling, and knee locking. The procedure results in resolution of symptoms and a natural knee movement.
The benefits of the robotic assisted partial knee surgery include:
Precise placement of the implant
Reduced injury to adjacent tissues
Increased longevity of the implant
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to midstage osteoarthritis (OA) in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.
The RIO® System empowers surgeons and hospitals to address the needs of a large and growing, yet currently underserved patient population. Patients who desire a restoration of lifestyle, minimized surgery, reduced pain and rapid recovery may benefit from MAKOplasty®.
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. MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing can:
Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
Be performed on an outpatient basis
Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RIO®)
The RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System features three dimensional pre-surgical planning. During surgery, the RIO® provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this optimal placement that can result in more natural knee motion following surgery.
Accurately plan implant size, orientation and alignment utilizing CT-derived 3-D modeling
Enabling the pre-resection capture of patient-specific kinematic tracking through full flexion and extension
Real-time intra-operative adjustments for correct knee kinematics and soft-tissue balance
Minimally invasive and bone sparing, with minimal tissue trauma for faster recovery
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the medial (inner) compartment of the knee.
The procedure is powered by a surgeon-interactive robotic arm which allows for consistently reproducible precision and optimal positioning of the implant within the knee.
The Tactile Guidance System™ (TGS™) achieves consistently reproducible precision in implant positioning and alignment through preoperative planning and intra-operative guidance.
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