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Summit Offers MAKOplasty for Knee Pain Summit Orthopedic Specialists

Summit Offers MAKOplasty for Knee Pain

Posted on February 1, 2011 by summit

Summit Orthopedic Specialists now offers MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing, an innovative new procedure designed to provide quicker recovery and improved surgical outcomes for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. The MAKO procedure is offered exclusively in the Sacramento region through Mercy.

Summit’s MAKO-certified orthopedic surgeons are:

Backed by the precision of robotic technology, MAKOplasty® offers orthopedic surgeons an option to total knee replacement, which is generally reserved for severe cases of osteoarthritis. Individuals with more limited joint damage can be successfully treated with partial knee resurfacing and benefit from the resulting rapid recovery and a faster return to daily activities.

Benefits of MAKOplasty®

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing can:

  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning, resulting in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Minimize hospitalization
  • Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities

MAKOplasty® Precisely Targets Damaged Tissue
With MAKOplasty®, your surgeon can selectively target the portion of the knee that has been damaged by arthritis while preserving the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it. The precision of robotic-arm technology helps isolate and resurface only the arthritic part of the knee without replacing the entire knee joint. An implant is then placed in the knee, allowing it to move smoothly again. 

What Makes Me a Candidate for MAKOplasty®?

  • Knee pain with activity, usually to the inner knee or outer 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 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication 

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