Mako™ Partial Knee Replacement
If you have been diagnosed with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee, you may be a candidate for Mako Partial Knee Replacement. Offered at Southeast Georgia Health System, Mako is an innovative robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve pain and restore range of motion.
In 2008, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons Denny A. Carter, M.D. and Beau Sasser, M.D. were among the first physicians in the country to conduct partial knee resurfacing procedures using Mako robotic-arm technology. Since then, they have successfully completed hundreds of Mako partial knee replacements at Southeast Georgia Health System.
The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery procedure uses a computerized 3-D model of the patient’s knee to create a personalized surgical plan. With the robotic arm’s real-time surgical feedback, surgeons resurface the knee, leaving healthy bone and tissue untouched and remove only diseased bone through a small four to six inch incision. An implant is aligned and placed in the joint with reproducible precision, which can result in a more natural feeling knee and movement.
Who are candidates for Mako Partial Knee Replacement?
Those who have:
- Pain while standing or walking short distances
- Knee swelling
- Knee locking or giving out during activity
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments such as rest, weight loss, physical therapy, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication
What are the benefits of Mako Partial Knee Replacement?
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker rehabilitation
- Less pain
How do I get started with a Mako Partial Knee Replacement?
For more information about Mako Partial Knee Replacement, please call us at 912-466-2323 or toll free at 1-800-537-5142, ext. 2323.