MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing

Introduced at Eisenhower Medical Center in 2008, MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative procedure designed to provide quicker recovery and improved surgical outcomes for patients with joint degeneration in one or multiple parts of the knee.

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing at Eisenhower Medical Centyer
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative procedure designed to provide quicker recovery and improved surgical outcomes for patients with joint degeneration in one or multiple parts of the knee. Click to view the Video

Partial knee resurfacing may be a good treatment option for patients with early or mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. Typical MAKOplasty® patients share the following characteristics:

  • Knee pain that occurs with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap
  • 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

By selectively targeting the portion of the knee that has been damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the damaged area without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it. Robotic-arm technology helps surgeons isolate and resurface only the arthritic part of a knee without replacing the entire knee joint. An implant is then optimally positioned in the knee joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.

Because more of the patient's natural knee remains and the procedure is less invasive, MAKOplasty® patients may have a knee that feels more natural post-operatively.


MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative procedure designed to provide quicker recovery and improved surgical outcomes for patients with joint degeneration in one or multiple parts of the knee.

The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration and potentially offers the following benefits:

  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Bone sparing
  • Smaller incision
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Minimal hospitalization
  • Rapid recovery
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