For more than a century, Florida Hospital Orlando has been exploring the most effective treatment methods for orthopedic conditions, utilizing cutting-edge technologies and techniques. MAKOplasty robotic partial knee resurfacing, used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee, is but the latest technology our experts have embraced to help our patients.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage, a protein that cushions the bones of a joint. In patients with this the condition, the top layer of cartilage wears and breaks down, causing the bones to rub together. This can lead to knee pain and stiffness, as well as swelling and a grating or crunching feeling when using the knee.
While the most common surgical procedure for osteoarthritis of the knee is a total knee replacement, during which the natural joint is removed and replaced with an artificial implant, it is not always the best course, especially for those with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis in one or two compartments of the knee.
For these patients, Florida Hospital Orlando offers the revolutionary MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing, a new treatment option that can have patients walking the same day as surgery and back to their regular activities within a week. It is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration without the knee for an implant or full knee replacement.