Robotic Hip & Knee Surgery
New robotic surgery option for patients with knee pain
MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing offers new treatment options for those living with painful mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee, affecting only one or two components of the knee, and those who prefer a less-invasive surgery and more rapid recovery than total-knee arthroplasty.
The procedure is performed through a four- to six-inch incision over the knee. Tactile, intelligent robotic arm technology and 3-D visualization of the knee guides the surgeon in controlled resurfacing of the pre-defined knee disease, saving as much of the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue as possible.
Computer modeling of the patient’s pre-surgical plan using CT scan data and, during the procedure, real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback facilitates ideal implant positioning and placement. It is this level of planning and surgical accuracy in treating knee osteoarthritis that can result in a more natural feeling knee and motion.
In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.
Watch a Video
Watch as Spokane orthopedic surgeon Dr. Arnold Peterson demonstrates how MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing works, and how it can benefit patients who are candidates for this minimally invasive knee surgery.
Mako for Hip Replacement Surgery
When your hip joint becomes damaged by arthritis or injury, the pain and stiffness can limit your normal activities. If rest, medication and physical therapy don’t give you relief, total hip replacement may be your best option.
The benefits of Mako total hip replacement can include:
- Pinpoint accuracy and a faster recovery, because of how the technology prepares the joint and implant
- A more natural-feeling joint and a better ability to maintain your correct leg length
- A longer-lasting implant, due to a decreased risk of abnormal wear on the joint