Your orthopedic surgeon may recommend a partial knee replacement to reduce or eliminate pain caused by injury or osteoarthritis. This disease sets in when cartilage and tissue at the joint break down.
The MAKOplasty procedure (unicompartmental knee replacement) can be customized based on the conditions of each person’s knee. Your surgeon can design MAKO implants to cover and protect damaged areas of one or more of the three regions that make up the knee.
The minimally invasive MAKO procedure can be an alternative to total knee replacement. Benefits of MAKOplasty include relief from pain and ability to walk soon after surgery. Since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo a partial knee replacement may still be candidates for total knee replacement later, if needed.
Treating arthritis with Mako partial knee replacement