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MAKOplasty FAQs

What is MAKOplasty®?

MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing is a unique option to a total knee replacement. You may be a good candidate if you're an adult with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis and your arthritis hasn't progressed to all three compartments of your knee.

What happens during the MAKOplasty® procedure?

During MAKOplasty, the diseased portion of your knee is resurfaced, leaving healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in your joint to allow you knee to move smoothly again. MAKOplasty can:
  • Help put the implant into your knee so it feels more natural after surgery
  • Offer a shorter recover time and/or hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Usually be covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers

What can I expect?

MAKOplasty can be performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Your surgeon will discuss which option is right for you. Hospital stays are generally 1-3 days. Many people walk, drive a car, and resume daily activities within a few weeks.

How long will a MAKOplasty® implant last?

The life expectancy of implants depends on several factors, including your:
  • Weight
  • Activity level
  • Quality of bone stock
  • Compliance with doctor's order.

To find a doctor to discuss if MAKOplasty is right for you, or to schedule an appointment call 888-863-5502.

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