Orthopedic Surgery 


MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing is available at Good Samaritan Hospital 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 minimally invasive surgery and more rapid recovery than total knee replacement surgery.

Specialists in orthopedic surgery perform MAKOplasty through a four to six inch incision over the knee. Tactile, intelligent robotic arm technology and three-dimensional visualization of the knee guide the orthopedic 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.


MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing is designed to:

Enable surgeons to precisely resurface the arthritis portion of the knee and preserve healthy tissue and bone

Help facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery 

Allow for a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay when compared to traditional knee replacement surgery 

Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities

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The RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System assists the orthopedic surgeon in several ways. First, it combines patient-specific three dimensional modeling for pre-surgical planning. Then, during the procedure, the combination of a robotic arm and computer navigation provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback, enabling reproducible precision and optimal positioning of the implant(s) within the knee. It is this level of pinpoint precision and accuracy that helps facilitate optimal implant positioning and alignment to result in a more natural knee motion following surgery. Although the best treatment for each patient must be determined individually, typical MAKOplasty® patients share the following characteristics:

Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee, under the kneecap or the outer knee

Start up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position

Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

Hospital stays can average anywhere from one to three days. Patients are often permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.

Good Samaritan Medical Center is the first hospital in Palm Beach county to proudly introduce: Computer-Assisted Surgical Technology for Total Knee Replacement

This exciting new treatment for Total Knee Replacement uses computer-assisted surgical technology to create a variety of benefits: 

 Better leg alignment
 No need for MRI or CT scans
 More Precise with real-time viewing for surgeon
 Less prep time for surgery
 Reduced risk of blood clots