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Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee pain and osteoarthritis relief.

Partial knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement when only a portion of your knee is affected by disease or arthritis. While partial knee replacements account for around 10% of knee surgeries performed, studies have shown that a greater amount of patients are candidates for the procedure. Mako SmartRobotics™ has made it easier to treat isolated arthritis in patients of all age groups.

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What steps will be taken?

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A CT scan of your knee is


From the scan, a 3D
virtual model of your knee
is created.


From model, we evaluate
bone anatomy and soft
tissue alignment.


From evaluation,
we determine proper
size and placement of
your implants.


We execute your
procedure using our
Mako Technology.

Who is a candidate for partial knee replacement?

Mako partial knee replacement is for people with knee pain or stiffness resulting from conditions like osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and avascular necrosis that affects only one or two compartments of the knee. The knee is composed of 3 compartments; medial (inside), lateral (outside), and patellofemoral (under the kneecap). Each of these compartments can have isolated arthritic changes that can be determined through x-rays and examination prior to surgery.

This procedure involves surgery that will resurface and replace the affected part of the knee. Surgery is indicated for a patient when you are no longer experiencing adequate relief with conservative treatment options like oral medications, physical therapy, bracing, and injectables. If you have arthritis or another cartilage disease affecting only one or two of your compartments, a robotic-assisted partial knee replacement may be a good solution.

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