MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be successful in treating patients suffering with painful early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA). By selectively targeting the damaged part of the knee, surgeons can resurface the knee while sparing healthy bone and ligaments. In many cases, patients can walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.
Candidates for MAKOplasty typically experience the following symptoms:
- Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee, under the kneecap or the outer knee
- 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