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MAKOplasty Robotic Knee Resurfacing

Available only in Lake County at Florida Hospital Waterman, this innovative procedure is less invasive than traditional knee replacement, and allows patients to get back to their life quicker and with less pain. The MAKOplasty procedure is a partial knee replacement enabled by robotic arm technology that allows the surgeon to perform surgery precisely through a smaller incision as compared to standard manual procedures. Surgeons use the ROI Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that combines computer imaging with an intelligent robotic assisted reasoning. This allows the surgeon to precisely place an implant that has been selected for your knee.

MAKOplasty robotic knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage Osteoarthritis. Unlike other more invasive procedures MAKOplasty can often be performed through a four to six inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your thigh bone (femur) and shin (tibia). Additionally the preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning may also result in a more natural feeling knee.

During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the diseased portion of the knee, sparing the patients healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.

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