At OrthoKnox in Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. David Hovis, Dr. Ryan Mitchell, and Dr. Mark MacNaughton are 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 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.
To learn how MAKOplasty can improve YOUR quality of life, read our blog article.
To see if you are a candidate for MAKOplasty® knee, call the robotic surgery experts at OrthoKnox in Knoxville, Tennessee at (865) 251-3030. You may also request an appointment online.