MAKOplasty® for Improved Joint Repair or Replacement

Surgical specialists at Missouri Delta Medical Center now offer advanced robotic surgical techniques for partial knee and hip replacement surgery. As compared to traditional joint replacement surgery, MAKOplasty is a robotic arm assisted joint replacement procedure designed for those suffering with degenerative joint disease (DJD). Using real-time information and images of your knee or hip, your surgeon better controls more accurate implant placement, which can be difficult to achieve with traditional total hip or partial knee replacement techniques without robotic arm assistance.

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is a unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee replacement enabled by robotic arm technology that allows the surgeon to perform surgery precisely through a smaller incision as compared to standard manual procedures. Surgeons at Missouri Delta Medical Center use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that combines computer imaging with an intelligent instrumentation. This allows the surgeon to precisely place an implant that has been selected for your knee. MAKOplasty® can be performed through a four to six inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shin). By preserving healthy bone, tissue, and ligaments along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning, the results may be a more natural feeling knee. Since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty® partial knee procedures may still be candidates for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.

MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty Benefits

  • Accurate placement of your hip implant using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system, which can reduce the likelihood of hip dislocation
  • More consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift
  • Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together – this may improve the lifetime of the implant

Missouri Delta Surgical Specialists Restore Mobility

MAKOplasty partial knee or total hip arthroplasty is designed to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in joint replacement and is designed to restore mobility and an active lifestyle for those affected by:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA), in which cartilage wears down over time
  • Post-traumatic arthritis, which results from a severe fracture or dislocation of the hip
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an inflammatory arthritis of the joints
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN), a condition where the “ball” or femoral head of the hip joint has lost a healthy supply of blood flow causing the bone to die and the femoral head becomes misshaped
  • Hip dysplasia, a condition where bones around the hip joint did not form properly, which may cause misalignment of the hip joint

Dr. Rudy Rodriguez at Missouri Delta Medical Center will determine if you are a good candidate for MAKOplasty partial knee or total hip arthroplasty, he will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of your knee or hip one to two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant placement.