OrthoAspen offers advanced partial knee replacement using Mako robotics
OrthoAspen offers patients with chronic knee conditions the most advanced and effective treatment options, including Mako robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement surgery.
At OrthoAspen, we emphasize the importance of conservative care for orthopedic patients. Whenever possible, we prioritize the use of non-operative treatments, such as physical therapy and regenerative medicine. Even in cases where non-operative options prove insufficient and surgery is necessary, our physicians are proud to offer minimally invasive surgical methods.
One such method is partial knee replacement surgery, which can effectively treat knee patients with more isolated or early-stage knee joint damage or erosion. With the expert skills, knowledge and experience of our knee specialists Dr. Tom Pevny and Dr. Eleanor von Stade, and the heightened accuracy and precision of Mako robotics technology, partial knee replacement at OrthoAspen offers patients the opportunity to achieve long-term relief and restore their active lifestyles.
Candidates for Partial Knee Replacement
Knee replacement is most commonly recommended for patients with advanced-stage arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis. Patients with degenerative conditions who may require knee replacement may present some or all of the following symptoms:
- Persistent pain
- Stiffness and reduced mobility
- Increased pain during or following activity
- Chronic swelling and inflammation
If the knee joint is severely degraded, total knee replacement surgery will likely be advised. Additionally, the presence of inflammatory arthritis, ligament damage or significant knee stiffness may necessitate total knee replacement.
For patients with knee joint damage isolated to a limited area, partial knee replacement may be recommended. This less-invasive procedure features numerous key benefits, including a faster recovery, less blood loss and reduced post-surgical pain.
The Partial Knee Replacement Procedure
The partial knee replacement procedure is aimed at the installation of prosthetic components to replace damaged portions of the knee joint. This ultimately results in restored knee function and relief from chronic symptoms.
During the surgical process, bone and cartilage that have been damaged or degraded are resurfaced, and small portions are removed. The joint surfaces are then replaced with metal or plastic components that mimic the function of a healthy knee joint.
In partial knee replacement operations, resurfacing is only performed on a limited portion of the knee joint; this significantly reduces the intensity of surgery for the patient.
Benefits of Mako Robotics
OrthoAspen is proud to feature Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery technology, which, paired with the expertise of our skilled knee specialists, greatly enhances the precision and accuracy of the partial knee replacement process.
Mako technologies selectively target the section of the knee joint that is damaged, allowing unaffected areas to be avoided during surgery. The Mako systems use CT scanning to create a 3D model of your unique knee anatomy to guide the personalized surgical plan. During the surgical process, OrthoAspen physicians guide the Mako robotic arm in removing damaged bone and tissue with unparalleled precision and position prosthetic components based upon your particular joint anatomy.
The combination of comprehensive care from the specialist physicians of OrthoAspen and the advanced surgical accuracy of Mako systems offers patients with knee conditions the most effective, reliable treatment available. To learn more about partial knee replacement at OrthoAspen or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.