MAKOplasty® Resurfacing in Oklahoma – Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony 

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing 
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three parts of the knee. It is powered by the RIO®  Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.

The Difference Between Knee Replacement and Knee Resurfacing
The difference between total replacement and partial resurfacing depends on your affected knee. Depending on where the arthritis or damaged portion of your knee is, partial knee resurfacing may be an option for you.

The knee has three compartments: the inside aspect (medial compartment), the outside of the knee (lateral compartment), and the front of the knee (patellofemoral compartment). In some osteoarthritis patients, only one of the compartments is affected, usually the medial or lateral. In such cases, a total knee replacement may not be necessary, and patients may undergo an artificial knee resurfacing or partial knee resurfacing procedure.

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing offers precise and consistent results for partial knee resurfacing patients.

During a partial knee resurfacing procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An artificial implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing can:

• Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery.
• Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery.
• Be performed on an outpatient basis.
• Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities within weeks of the procedure.
• Result in a shorter hospital stay, minimal blood loss, quicker rehabilitation and a smaller scar.

The MAKOplasty® procedure is minimally invasive, and uses the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This technology allows the surgeon to create a virtual view of the bone surface, providing precision and consistency in performing partial knee resurfacing.
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacting is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.

Partial Knee Resurfacing at Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony
Oklahoma’s choice for more than 80 years, Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, located in Midtown Oklahoma City, is unique in that the hospital, physicians, and health care professionals are committed solely to orthopedic care. As a result, Oklahoma’s own Bone and Joint Hospital is able to provide patients with a greater degree of individualized care.

Bone and Joint Hospital® at St. Anthony was the first orthopedic hospital in Oklahoma to offer robotic assisted knee surgery. 

For more information or for a physician referral for MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing, please call 405.979.7700.