Total Joint Replacement

MAKOplasty: Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing

A New Option for Knee Patients with Knee Pain

In partnership with Baptist Health, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute provides a minimally-invasive Partial Knee Resurfacing, called MAKOplasty. JOI surgeons have performed more of these surgical procedures than any other provider in the region.  There is also an option to do a Mako Total Knee Replacement. 

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How does it work?

Robotic Total Knee Surgery

The surgeon uses a highly-advanced robotic arm system to precisely remove and repair only the damaged portion of the knee. A small implant is positioned in the knee while preserving healthy bone, tissue and cartilage while alleviating knee pain and restoring natural function. Recovery time is about six weeks-half the time of a total knee replacement.

What are the Benefits of MAKOplasty Knee Resurfacing?

  • Accelerated recovery, and a shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incision (less scarring)
  • Better knee function and range of motion
  • A more natural-feeling knee

Robotic Total Knee Replacement

JOI also has physicians who perform a Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement with Mako Technology.  Many patients want to know the difference between a partial and a total knee replacement.  When considering this question, we like to first look at the anatomy of the knee. Orthopedic surgeons like to think about the knee joint as having three compartments:

  1. Medial compartment (inside the knee).
  2. Lateral compartment (outside the knee).
  3. Patellofemoral compartment (in front of the knee).

Your doctor will assess the amount of damage to these compartments.  The most common area for pain is the medial compartment. Although the arthritic process typically starts in one compartment, it may progress to the other compartments. As the knee degenerates, the smooth cartilage that lines the knee joint deteriorates. This cartilage helps remove friction, distributes the joint forces uniformly and helps cushion the forces by acting like a shock absorber. Unfortunately, this cartilage is one part of the body that cannot repair and regenerate itself.

Your physician would make the decision of whether you need a partial or total knee replacement. 


Physicians certified in performing “MAKOplasty: Robot-assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing”

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Steven M. Crenshaw, MD

Dr. Steven Crenshaw

Specialties: Hip, Mako Robot Assisted Hip Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Knee, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics for 15 years or older

Location(s): San Marco

Carl Freeman, MD

JOI Dr. Freeman

Specialties: Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, MAKO Robot-Assisted Joint Replacement, Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Location(s): San Marco

Brett P. Frykberg, MD

Dr. Brett Frykberg

Specialties: Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Sports Medicine

Location(s): San Marco

William G. Pujadas, MD

Dr. William Pujadas

Specialties: Anterior Hip Replacement, Fracture Treatment/Fixation, Hip, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Joint Replacement, Knee, Knee Replacement, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Sports Medicine

Location(s): San Marco

Carlos R. Tandron, MD

Dr. Carlos Tandron

Specialties: Fracture Treatment/Fixation, Joint Replacement, Knee, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Knee Replacement, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Shoulder Replacement, Sports Medicine

Location(s): San Marco

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