Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is proud to be the first hospital in the region to offer patients the state-of-the-art MAKOplasty ® Partial Knee Resurfacing Robotic System.
This state-of-the-art technology offers patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee a less invasive treatment option than total knee replacement. It enables surgeons to precisely target only the diseased portion of the knee, without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it.
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. (Insert picture of medial PF and lateral compartments) 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.
For more information or to be referred to a doctor to discuss this new option, call 208-367-DOCS.