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Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

Understanding the MAKOplasty® Procedure

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and its Mercy Orthopedics & Joint Center are pleased to offer patients access to MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing.

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.

The RIO® System empowers surgeons and hospitals to address the needs patients who desire a restoration of lifestyle, minimized surgery, reduced pain and rapid recovery.

During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing can:

  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities

As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.

Watch this video about MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing

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