MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing

The MAKOplasty® Procedure

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing. Riverview Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Alabama to offer the MAKOplasty® procedure.

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®.

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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.

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Ask your physician if MAKOplasty® Knee Resurfacing may be right for you. Call 256.543.5200 for more information.