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MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing

Reactivate Your Active Lifestyle

Florida Hospital Celebration Health continues to explore the most beneficial treatment methods for orthopaedic medical conditions. Today, our pioneering vision has led us to adopt a state-of-the-art robotic technology to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. 

Osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative joint disease and form of arthritis, is characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage. Cartilage is a protein structure that operates as a cushion between a joint’s bones. With OA, the top layer of cartilage deteriorates, enabling bones under the cartilage to rub together.

Osteoarthritis of the knee symptoms include:

  • Pain while walking short distances or standing,  escalating up or down stairs or getting in and out of chairs
  • Knee ache with activity
  • Stiffness or discomfort when activities are initiated from a sitting position
  •  Knee swelling
  • A sensation of crunching or grating when you use your knee
  • Stiffness in your knee joint after getting out of bed

Surgical Treatment of OA of the Knee

A surgical knee intervention called total knee replacement is the most common treatment performed for osteoarthritis. During the operation, an artificial implant is substituted for the natural joint, which is removed. While total knee replacement is usually proposed to patients with advanced OA in the three areas of the knee, this treatment option is not always favorable for patients with preliminary to mid-stage OA in just one or two areas of their knee. 

A State-of-the-Art Treatment for OA of the Knee

Doctors Matthew Johnston, and Brad Homan, distinguished orthopaedic surgeons, are performing a new, innovative treatment option at Celebration Health that enables patients to walk the same day of surgery and gets them back to everyday activities within one week. We are delighted to introduce MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing. 

Designed to alleviate the pain caused by the degeneration of joins, the MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure is similar to the MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), for patients who are affected by non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. 

The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing

Prior to the MAKOplasty® operation becoming available, successfully resurfacing the feeble knee tissues for the insertion of implants was a very intricate task to perform. Because the MAKOplasty® is powered by the surgeon-controlled RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, this procedure is an incredible leap forward. This new technology is guided by our first-rate orthopaedic surgeons here at Florida Hospital, the only health care provider in Orlando to offer the revolutionary operation.

Throughout the procedure, the RIO® produces real-time visual, auditory and tactile feedback for our surgeons to assist ideal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. This progressive robot-assisted platform formulates a 3-D pre-surgical plan for the removal of diseased tissue in the knee joints. Thanks to this exceptional placement and precision, you’ll be provided with the most natural-feeling knee movement possible following surgery.

The MAKOplasty® provides an array of benefits over traditional knee resurfacing or replacement procedures, because of its accuracy and minimally invasive quality. These advantages include:

  • Enhanced surgery outcomes
  • Sparing of natural bone 
  • Smaller incision
  • Less scarring 
  • Shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time
  • Rapid relief from discomfort and return to daily routine
  • Decreased implant loosening and abrasion for a more “natural” feeling knee implant
  • Ideal implant placement
  • Increased stability and mobility
  • Restore a mobile lifestyle

As a knee arthroplasty operation, MAKOplasty® is usually covered by the majority of Medicare-approved and private health insurers.

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), a specialized form of total hip replacement, is a leading-edge solution designed for patients affected by non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. Supported by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, this technology enables surgeons to reach a heightened level of accuracy utilizing the most current techniques in total hip replacement, and helps return patients to their active lifestyle with optimal mobility.

This advanced robotic arm technology creates a personalized three-dimensional model to pre-plan the hip placement for your surgeon. During surgery, immediate data and tangible feedback assists the surgeon in the preparation of your hip joint and the placement of implants in the preferred orientation with ultimate exactitude.

Upon determining that you are a suitable candidate for this MAKOplasty® hip operation, your surgeon will arrange a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip one to two weeks before your surgery should take place. This way, an individual surgical plan may be created for optimized implant positioning.

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement may:

  • Increase stability and mobility
  • Help patients return to an active, mobile lifestyle
  • Enhance outcomes of surgery
  • Improve implant survival
  • Foster rapid relief from discomfort

MAKOplasty® hip procedure is most often covered by Medicare insurers -- check with your private health insurance providers.

The Masters Behind The Machine 

Joint Replacement Center often deals with complex musculoskeletal conditions or advanced phases of degeneration. Utilizing specialized mastery and knowledge, our surgeons can provide innovative operations, including the innovative MAKOplasty® Procedure. 

Matthew Johnston, DO
Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship Trained in Total Joint Replacement

Matthew Johnston, DO, is a highly skilled joint replacement and orthopaedic surgeon, uniquely experienced in sports medicine and adult hip and knee arthroplasty and reconstruction. Dr. Johnston is also specifically trained to perform the revolutionary MAKOplasty® Procedure, and looks forward to helping patients get back to an active lifestyle quickly. 

Brad Homan, DO

Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Brad Homan, DO, is uniquely trained in treating athletes of all levels and ages. As a well-respected orthopaedic physician, Dr. Homan serves as the team doctor for several local high schools, and personal physician to many professional athletes. Dr. Homan is also specifically trained to perform the revolutionary MAKOplasty® Procedure, and looks forward to helping patients get back to an active lifestyle quickly.

MAKOplasty® Clinical Care Coordinator 

Throughout the joint replacement process, you’ll have access to our Clinical Care Coordinator, Rachel Torani, RN. She will assess your needs, address your questions and concerns, and serve as a personal liaison between patient and doctor. Keeping you educated and at ease is a priority. All calls are free and confidential, and no insurance is required to speak or meet with her.

To make an appointment, or for additional information, contact our Joint Replacement Center or call us directly at 407-303-4555.