MAKOplasty Helps Knee Patients Return to Their Lifestyle Faster.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a progressive condition that wears away joint cartilage, leaving its approximately 15 million sufferers feeling pain, swelling and stiffness. It can also leave them feeling like their only option is total knee replacement.
Central States Orthopedics is changing the outlook of many early to mid-stage osteoarthritis knee patients through an innovative new technique called MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing. This minimally invasive, arthroplasty procedure uses a robotic arm to assist the surgeon in resurfacing the knee with customized precision, then placing an implant in the optimal position to ensure the longest benefit. Because only the diseased portion of the joint is removed, the patient’s healthy bone and tissue remain intact. The result is a more natural-feeling and functioning knee — typically with a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery.
“Through MAKOplasty, we’re helping many of our knee patients feel like themselves again and get back to their daily activities faster,” says Central States Orthopedics surgeon, Dr. Clio Robertson.
In fact, four Central States Orthopedics surgeons are specially trained to offer MAKOplasty including Dr. Clio Robertson, Dr. David Nonweiler, Dr. Bryan Hawkins and Dr. Ronald LaButti.
Not every knee patient who fails to respond to non-surgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication is a candidate for MAKOplasty at Central States Orthopedics. However, candidates typically experience knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap, or the outer knee. They also usually experience start-up knee pain or stiffness when starting an activity from a seated position.
Call 918-481-2767 to learn more about MAKOplasty at Central States Orthopedics or to schedule a consultation to with one of our physicians to find out if this life-changing procedure is right for you.