Minimally Invasive Surgery

Surgeons at the Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital can treat partial knee resurfacing by using MAKOplasty®, a highly advanced, precise and minimally invasive surgical system that uses 3D computer imaging. Greater precision during surgery means that patients can have a more natural range of motion, rapid relief from pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker return to daily activities compared to traditional knee replacement surgery. In many cases, patients can walk and drive a car soon after surgery. The MAKOplasty® system uses robotic technology to enable surgeons to operate using precise movements with the help of a robotic surgical arm.

Knee Resurfacing and Osteoarthritis

More than 15 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This disease, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, affects the cartilage in joints and may cause pain, stiffness, swelling and a limited range of motion in the knees and hips. It is mostly a condition of aging, and is most prevalent in people over 60.

People who have early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee can take advantage of MAKOplasty® with Robotic Arm technology for partial knee resurfacing.

Are You a Candidate for Partial Knee Resurfacing?

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may be a candidate for partial knee resurfacing at the Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery if you experience these symptoms:

  • You have knee pain during activity, usually in the inner knee and/or under the knee cap, or on the side of the knee
  • After sitting, there’s stiffness or pain in your knee
  • Your knee pain has not responded positively to nonsurgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

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Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if MAKOplasty® is right for you.

For more information about MAKOplasty® at Manatee Memorial Hospital, call 941-745-7417.