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Minimally Invasive MAKOplasty

The Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Orthopaedic Institute is the only facility in the area to offer MAKOplasty, a less-invasive joint-replacement option for the knee and hip. The surgeons at our Institute, including Drs. Randolph Knight, Christopher Baker and Paul Murphy, have extensive experience in this cutting-edge technique. 

MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty is a robotic arm–assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by osteoarthritis, your surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it. 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 femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). In addition, 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. And since this procedure preserves healthy bone, patients who undergo MAKOplasty partial knee procedures may still be candidates for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.
MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing can:
  • Enable surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee
  • Preserve healthy tissue and bone
  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning, leading to a more natural-feeling knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional total knee replacement surgery

MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty

MAKOplasty total hip arthroplasty is a total hip replacement supported by the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This innovative solution was designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. RIO enables surgeons to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is designed to restore the patient’s mobility and active lifestyle.
RIO robotic arm technology provides surgeons with a patient-specific 3D model when pre-planning hip replacements. During the procedure, tactile, visual, auditory feedback and real-time data assist the surgeon in preparing the hip joint and more accurately placing the implants in the desired orientation.