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Robotic Knee & Hip - MAKOplasty®

At OrthoKnox in Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. David Hovis is committed to providing the latest in orthopedic innovation and technology that can make a real difference in the quality of life of our patients. MAKOplasty® is one such procedure that substantially improves aspects of partial knee and total hip replacement. Enabled by robotic arm technology, it allows the surgeon to perform surgery more precisely through a smaller incision as compared to traditional replacement surgery.

MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee.

MAKOplasty® allows our surgeons to perform a more precise surgery through an incision as small as 2.5 to 3 inches in some cases.

The precise placement of the implant, aided by 3-D imaging and the robotic arm, allows for preservation of your own healthy bone and tissue, resulting in a more natural-feeling knee. And because more healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty® partial knee procedures may still be candidates for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.

MAKOplasty® total hip replacement allows for more accurate placement of certain components of the hip prosthesis. Specifically, using the robotic arm technology, the acetabular component, or cup, can be implanted in the exact position that your surgeon feels is the most beneficial for a long term outcome.


To learn how MAKOplasty can improve YOUR quality of life, read our blog article.

To see if you are a candidate for MAKOplasty® knee or hip replacement surgery, call the robotic surgery experts at OrthoKnox in Knoxville, Tennessee at (865) 251-3030. You may also request an appointment online.

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