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MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing may be the best option for you if you suffer from:
The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure offers several advantages over total knee replacement, which removes and replaces the entire natural joint. Unlike knee replacement, MAKOplasty® resurfaces only the diseased portion of the knee, saving healthy bone, reducing blood loss, minimizing hospitalization and reducing recovery time.
The knee joint contains three surfaces: the medial (inside), patellofemoral and lateral (outside) compartments.
The MAKOplasty® procedure is recommended for patients with early stage osteoarthritis that begins in the medial or lateral compartments or mid-stage osteoarthritis that has spread to a second compartment.
If the disease has spread to all three compartments, MAKOplasty® is no longer a viable option. In that case, total knee replacement surgery is sometimes necessary.
While total knee replacement is still considered the gold standard for treating advanced osteoarthritis, it is not a popular option among patients. A Duke University study found that 88-92 percent of women and men surveyed decline total knee replacement when offered. That's because it is highly invasive and requires extensive rehabilitation.
Many patients find it preferable to get treatment for early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis when the MAKO procedure is still an option.
If you think orthopedic surgery may be the solution for your pain, call Dignity Health in Sacramento at 916.851.2511 to request a consultation today or request an appointment online.