MAKOplasty Robotic Arm Partial Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty Robotic Arm Partial Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty Robotic Arm Partial Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an advanced minimally invasive treatment option for adults
suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) in one or two compartments of their knee.
It is the only truly patient-specific procedure, planned and performed from a 3-D model of your knee. MAKOplasty is powered by the proven, highly accurate RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System,
which allows surgeons to achieve consistently reproducible results so you can return to an active lifestyle.


What is the difference between MAKOplasty and traditional knee replacement surgery?

Unlike manual surgery, MAKOplasty provides consistent and reproducible accuracy through the use of RIO and the contouring design of RESTORIS® implants.
Compared to total knee replacements, MAKOplasty preserves healthy bone, soft tissue, and ligaments which allows for an overall less invasive procedure, more rapid recovery, shorter hospital stay, and more natural knee function.


Before Your MAKOplasty Surgery

• Your surgeon will schedule a CT scan prior to your surgery date. Data from this scan will
   be used to plan
   implant placement specifically to fit your knee.

• You may be advised to stop taking estrogen, aspirin, Vitamin E, anti-inflammatories,
   NSAIDs, or herbal
   supplements before surgery.

• If you smoke, your physician may ask you to stop smoking so that your body can heal
   properly following
   surgery, as tobacco products can rob your body of oxygen supply that may be needed to
   facilitate healing.

• Do not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery unless
   otherwise instructed.
   You may be advised to take any necessary medication with a sip of water the morning of
   surgery, but always confirm this with your surgeon.

• Do not use alcohol or sedatives 24 hours before surgery.


The Day of Your MAKOplasty Surgery

• You will be admitted to the hospital in the day before your surgery day.

• You will be asked to sign consent forms and have your leg shaved for surgery.

• During surgery your anesthesiologist will carefully monitor your blood pressure, pulse,
  temperature, and level of oxygen intake.

• Your hospital stay will normally two nights.

• Packing tips for Hospitalization:

   √ Pack only the things you will need while in the hospital.

   √ Pack loose fitting clothing and shoes with non-skid soles for your trip home.

   √ If you prefer a special type of soap or hair product, remember to pack it.

   √ Pack your own electric razor or battery-operated appliance as the hospital does not provide
      these items.

   √ Bring any prescribed medications you will need during your hospital stay in the original
      containers so they can be identified by the hospital pharmacist and authorized by your

   √ Do not bring money, jewelry, credit cards, or any other valuables to the hospital.


After Your MAKOplasty Surgery


• You will awaken in the recovery room with a dressing and ace bandages on your leg from
   your toes to upper thigh.

• You may also have a thin tube inserted into the surgical site that will be attached to a drain.

• An ice wrap may be used to reduce swelling and you will be medicated adequately for post-
  operative pain.


Physical Therapy


• Your post-surgical physical therapy program should continue shortly after your return home,
   and be conducted
   under your surgeon's guidance and supervision.


Recovery at Home


• Practice walking, first around your home and later outside.

• You should be able to resume most light activities within three to six weeks.

• It is important to follow the exercise program developed by your physical therapist diligently.
  This will help your muscles regain mobility and strength, allowing you to walk normally again.




• Risks from anesthesia: Risks of the heart, brain, lungs, and other regions are not directly
  related to the surgical site.

• Risks after surgery: Infection, or failure in recovery may affect range of activity, function,
  severe skin damage on the wound.

• The surgical operation will take about two hours long.