There has been some publicity of late regarding MAKOplasty robotic assisted partial knee resurfacing. MAKOplasty was developed by the MAKO Surgical Group founded in 2004 and is one of many orthopaedic device manufacturers. http://www.makosurgical.com/makoplasty.html
Our joint surgeons here at The Orthopaedic Center use the Stryker Navigation System for partial knee resurfacing and total joint replacement. Computer-Assisted Surgery is a giant step forward in resurfacing and joint replacement. Advanced computer-assisted surgical monitoring with the Stryker Navigation System helps your surgeon more precisely align your hip or knee implant with computer imaging. The Stryker Navigation System gives your surgeon 3-D imaging of your leg during surgery which may result in more exact placement of the implants. http://www.aboutstryker.com/knee/procedures/knee-replacement.php
While some physicians have asserted many patients are candidates for partial knee replacement we believe this number to be much lower at 5%. Our surgeons, using Stryker Navigation are able to customize your surgery and implant to your body so regardless of the type (partial or total) surgery you and your surgeon decide on we provide the latest techniques in minimally invasive, computer assisted procedures. Our patients have experienced quick recovery times and are able to return to their normal everyday life functions, something arthritis can make difficult or impossible.
For more information about our surgical procedures and techniques please call our clinic at (918) 582-6800.