What Is MAKOplasty ® Partial Knee Resurfacing?

MAKOplasty is a minimally invasive Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure performed using the proven technology of the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.

MAKOplasty is the only truly patient-specific treatment option. It is based on a 3-D model of your unique knee that is used to create a customized pre-operative plan and to provide guidance for the surgeon during surgery.

Why MAKOplasty ® Partial Knee Resurfacing?

  • MAKOplasty enables surgeons to perform more accurate bone preparation, implant placement, and alignment
  • MAKOplasty saves as much healthy bone and ligaments as possible—including the anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament—for feeling knee
  • Compared with conventional partial knee replacement, MAKOplasty provides:
    – Less post-operative pain
    – Increased post-op function
    – Nine times lower failure rate at two years post-op

MAKOplasty ® Treatment Options

The MAKOplasty ® Procedure: Before Surgery

  • A computed tomography (CT) scan is taken of your knee
  • The RIO® system’s software creates a 3-D model of your unique anatomy
  • This allows your surgeon to plan accurate placement and alignment of partial knee implants before surgery and to make adjustments during surgery as needed

Robotic Arm Assisted Bone Preparation RIO®

  • When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implants, the RIO robotic arm enforces a “safety zone” by providing visual, auditory, and tactile resistance at the boundaries defined by the plan

MAKOplasty ® Clinical Results

Less Post-Operative Pain and Improved Knee Function Compared with Conventional Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Initial results of an ongoing study found MAKOplasty patients experienced less post-operative pain in the first eight weeks after surgery
  • Twice as many MAKOplasty patients had improved knee function, based on American Knee Society Scores at three months

MAKOplasty ® Clinical Results

More Accurate Implant Placement Than Conventional Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

  • The same study found that MAKOplasty implants were placed with higher accuracy compared with manual placement of Oxford® implants

MAKOplasty ® Clinical Results

Lower Two-Year Implant Failure Rates

  • A study of MAKOplasty patients who had partial knee resurfacing with RESTORIS® MCK medial onlay implants showed a very low failure rate of only 0.4% at two years2—nine times lower than that of manual surgery
  • This study was conducted by four surgeons, who evaluated 201 patients (224 knees) at a minimum two-year follow-up

Stop Hurting and Start Moving

With robotic arm assisted MAKOplasty,® each patient is treated uniquely and with consistently reproducible precision. Potential benefits compared with manual procedures include:

  • More accurately placed implants
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Increased range of motion and functionality
  • More natural feeling knee
  • Reduced hospital stay and more rapid recovery
  • Lower failure rates based on early clinical data

For more patient information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.