MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide. Currently, 15 million adults in the United States suffer with painful osteoarthritis of the knee, often resulting in a compromised quality of life.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty® -- a robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve pain and restore range of motion. MAKOplasty® is an innovative treatment option offered at Southeast Georgia Health System for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee.
Partial Knee Replacement
The MAKO Tactile Guidance SystemTM is a pioneering procedure for people suffering from chronic and debilitating early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee.
MAKOplasty® allows doctors to leave healthy bone and tissue untouched and remove only diseased bone through a small two to three inch incision. Patients have shorter hospital stays, quicker rehabilitation, and are back to the activities of daily living before you know it.
Who are candidates for MAKOplasty®?
If you have:
Pain while standing or walking short distances
Knee locking or giving out during activity
Failure to respond to non-surgical treatment such as rest, weight loss, physical therapy, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication