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Makoplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing

St. Charles is the first hospital on Long Island to offer MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing. MAKOplasty® is a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.

Through its innovative use of technology, MAKOplasty® takes partial knee resurfacing to a new level of precision and is less invasive than traditional total knee replacement surgery.

MAKOplasty® offers the following benefits as compared to total knee surgery:

  • Reduced pain.
  • Minimal hospitalization.
  • More rapid recovery.
  • Less implant wear and loosening.
  • Smaller scar.
  • Better motion and a more natural feeling knee.

MAKOplasty® is performed using RIO®, a highly advanced, surgeon controlled robotic arm system. The RIO® system enables the surgeon to complete a patient specific pre-surgical plan that details the technique for bone preparation and customized implant positioning using a CT scan of the patient’s own knee.

During the procedure, the system creates a three-dimensional, virtual view of the patient’s bone surface and correlates the image to the pre-programmed surgical plan.  As the surgeon uses the robotic arm, its tactile, auditory and visual feedback limits the bone preparation to the diseased areas and provides for real time adjustments and more optimal implant positioning and placement for each individual patient.

For more information about MAKOplasty®  partial knee resurfacing at St. Charles Hospital, please call (631) 474-6797.