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Ronak M.Patel M.D - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hinsdale Orthopaedics
Hinsdale Orthopaedics

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Partial Knee Replacement / MAKOplasty

Makoplasty Partial Knee Replacement

Degenerative joint disease (DJD), a common cause of knee pain, is a chronic condition hampering the quality of life of affected individuals. There are different types of DJD and the most common include osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and avascular necrosis (AVN).

MAKOplasty® Partial knee Replacement is a novel surgical alternative for patients with degenerative joint disease (DJD). In this procedure a Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RIO®) assists the surgeon in aligning and positioning implants more precisely.

MAKOplasty can be considered in patients with pain while bearing weight on the affected joint, pain or stiffness in the knee while walking or performing other activities, and also in patients not responding to a conservative line of management.

Makoplasty procedure

Accurate placement and alignment of the partial knee implant is crucial in partial knee replacement surgery. MAKOplasty® Partial knee Replacement utilizes a CT scan of the patient’s knee and leg to generate a 3-D model of their knee. This aids the surgeon in planning your surgery.

During surgery, the RIO® software provides dynamic information to enhance accuracy of the procedure. Such real-time information assists the surgeon in precise placement of the implant, which can be difficult to achieve with traditional surgical techniques.

The benefits of MAKOplasty® Partial knee Replacement include:

  • Precise placement of the knee implant using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system allowing for a more natural feel to the knee
  • Restoration of leg alignment
  • Increased longevity of the implant due to a reduction in abnormal rubbing between implant and bone

Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RIO®)

The RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System has three dimensional pre-surgical planning. During surgery, the RIO® provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. Such optimal placement can result in a more natural knee motion following surgery.

RIO® Features:

  • Accurately plan implant size, orientation and alignment utilizing CT-derived 3-D modeling
  • Enabling the pre-resection capture of patient-specific kinematic tracking through full flexion and extension
  • Real-time intra-operative adjustments for correct knee kinematics and soft-tissue balance
  • Minimally invasive and bone sparing, with minimal tissue trauma for faster recovery