partial knee replacement offers new treatment options for those living with painful early to mid-stage
osteoarthritis of the knee, affecting only one or two components of the
knee, and who prefer a less invasive surgery and more rapid recovery than
total knee arthroplasty.
The entire procedure only requires a four to six inch incision over the
knee. Tactile, intelligent robotic arm technology and three-dimensional
visualization of the knee guides the surgeon in controlled resurfacing
of the pre-defined area, saving as much of the patient’s healthy
bone and surrounding tissue as possible.
Using CT scan data, the surgeon follows a three dimensional computer model
of the patient’s pre-surgical plan. During the procedure, real-time
visual, tactile and auditory feedback facilitates ideal implant positioning
It is this level of planning and surgical accuracy in treating earlier
stage knee osteoarthritis that can result in a more natural feeling knee
In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive
a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty
Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) is a procedure known as
total hip replacement that is 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 patient mobility and active
RIO® robotic arm technology provides your surgeon a patient-specific
3-D model to pre-plan your hip replacement. During the procedure, tactile,
visual, auditory feedback, and real-time data assists your surgeon in
preparing the hip joint and placing the implants in the desired orientation
with more accuracy.
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the
MAKOplasty® procedure, he or she will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of
your hip one or two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to
create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant placement.
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Meet MAKOplasty-trained Dr. Abraham S. Abdo.