Robotic Partial Knee Resurfacing

By Dr. Steven Crenshaw, Dr. Brett Frykberg, Dr. William Pujadas, Dr. Carlos Tandron

MAKOplasty Robotic 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.

How does Partial knee resurfacing work?

Mako Partial knee resurfacing

Robotic Surgery

The surgeon uses a highly-advanced robotic arm system to precisely remove and repair only the damaged portion of the knee.  The MD will place a small implant in the knee while preserving healthy bone, tissue and cartilage.  This will alleviate knee pain and restore natural function. The typical recovery time is about six weeks.  This is about half the time of a total knee replacement.  In other words, you can get back to doing the activities you love sooner!

The major benefit for this partial procedure, is that the MD does replace the entire knee joint.  They will just replace the area that is damaged or has arthritis.  There are 3 compartments in the knee for replacement.  In this procedure, only the compartments that are damaged are replaced.  In a total knee replacement, all 3 compartments are replaced.

What are the Benefits of Robotic 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

Related Articles: Robotic Spine Surgery at JOI and Robotic Hip Replacement.

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