MAKOplasty Procedures in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan

The sports medicine and orthopedic specialists at DMC Medical Group provide MAKOplasty procedures in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. MAKOplasty is a minimally invasive FDA-approved alternative to traditional total knee replacement that can benefit patients with arthritis in the medial portion of the knee.

MAKOplasty is a treatment option for adults with mid-stage arthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee. This procedure uses robotic technology to perform a less invasive and highly successful knee resurfacing, relieving pain caused by arthritis of the knee. Because this procedure selectively targets the portion of the knee that has been damaged by arthritis, it spares the healthy bones and ligaments surrounding the region.

Unlike more invasive traditional knee surgeries, MAKOplasty can often be performed through a four- to six-inch incision over the knee and small incisions in the femur and tibia. Additionally, the preservation of the natural bone and tissue and better implant positioning results in a more natural-feeling knee, and because healthy bone is preserved, the patient may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement later in life if it becomes necessary.

Benefits of a MAKOplasty knee resurfacing procedure include:

  • Surgeons are able to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee.
  • Surgeons are able to preserve healthy tissue and bone.
  • Facilitates optimal implant positioning that results in a more natural feeling knee after surgery.
  • Less scarring, less blood loss, minimal hospitalization, and faster recovery than traditional knee replacement surgery.

If you have mid-stage arthritis of the knee, you may be a candidate for a MAKOplasty procedure in southeast Michigan. Our sports medicine and orthopedic specialists will provide you with an examination of your condition and discuss your options for treatment of your arthritis. Call us today at (888) 542-7028 to schedule a consultation.