We’ve all heard the commercials about the latest, cutting-edge treatment for knee replacements, but what really is it? Dr. Collin O’Keefe answers a few of the most common questions he hears from his patients at LKO:
- What is a MAKOplasty Knee Replacement?
MAKOplasty uses robotic technology to execute a less invasive and highly successful knee replacement with advanced precision. The MAKO robotic technology assists the surgeon in targeting and replacing only the damaged portions of the knee. This minimal approach spares healthy tissue and bone from unnecessary removal or trauma, often leading to faster recovery times and a better experience post-surgically.
- What are the key benefits of a MAKOplasty versus a traditional knee replacement?
The MAKOplasty knee replacement procedure is designed to relieve the pain and disability of arthritis and potentially offers the following benefits:
- More precise implant placement
- Quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay
- Minimal blood loss
- Better early range of motion
- Less post-operative pain
- Most patients can return to normal activities quicker than a traditional knee replacement
- Is MAKOplasty covered by insurance?
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by most commercial insurance carriers and Medicare.
Your knees, hips and other joints are unique to you. There is no one-size fits all solution when it comes to performing joint surgery. MAKOplasty surgery is designed to give the patient a customized treatment plan that is unique to their joint replacement surgery resulting in better outcomes.
To learn more or to find out if you are a candidate, call (248) 669-2000 to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic physicians.