MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing is available at Good Samaritan Medical Center located in Palm Beach, Florida. MAKOplasty is a new treatment option for those living with painful, early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee that only affects one or two components of the knee, and who prefer a less invasive surgery and more rapid recovery than total knee arthroplasty.
Specialists in orthopedic surgery perform MAKOplasty througha four to six inch incision over the knee. Tactile, intelligent robotic arm technology and three-dimensional visualization of the knee guides the surgeon in controlled resurfacing of the pre-defined knee disease, saving as much of the patient's healthy bone and surrounding tissue as possible.
Computer modeling of the patient's pre-surgical plan using CT scan data and, during the procedure, real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback facilitates ideal implant positioning and placement. It is this level of planning and surgical accuracy in treating earlier stage knee osteoarthritis that can result in Good Samaritan's patients having a more natural feeling knee.