Robotic partial knee replacement (MAKOplasty®) is a surgical treatment designed to relieve pain in the knee caused by the wear and tear of joint cartilage. The partial knee resurfacing procedure is done using a robotic arm, which lets surgeons treat only the damaged part of the knee. The precise nature of the procedure means healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the damaged area are spared. It is best suited for adults suffering knee pain from osteoarthritis in one of the three knee compartments who are ineligible for a total knee replacement.
The MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration and potentially offers benefits such as improved surgical outcomes, less implant wear and loosening, joint resurfacing, bone and tissue sparing, smaller incision, less scarring, reduced blood loss, minimal hospitalisation, and faster recovery.