Partial Robot Knee Surgery (MAKOplasty) in Waldwick, NJ
Osteoarthritis is a form of joint degeneration that occurs due to the effects of aging , and general wear and tear on the body. Usually, the only way to correct the condition is through surgery and partial replacement of the damaged joints.
When treating osteoarthritis of the knee, surgeons now have a powerful tool at their disposal. With the robotic arm assistance of MAKOplasty, the accuracy of knee surgery is vastly improved, leading to quicker recovery times, and less pain.
To learn more about MAKOplasty, please call (201) 806-6099 or contact Medwell Orthopedics & Functional Medicine for Men & Women online.
The Effects of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage is a natural material that cushions the two bones that meet in your joints. As it wears away, the bones begin to rub together causing pain and limited range of motion. When osteoarthritis occurs in the knees, some of the symptoms include:
- Pain when walking or standing, climbing or descending stairs, and getting in or out of chairs
- Stiffness in the joints upon waking
- Swelling in the joints
- Grating or crunching sensations when moving
If you are suffering from any of these conditions, please call (201) 806-6099 or contact Medwell Orthopedics & Functional Medicine for Men & Women online.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for MAKOplasty?
The knee contains three compartments:
- Inner (medial)
- Top (patellofemoral)
- Outer (lateral)
When all three of these compartments are damaged, the knee is considered to be in the advanced stages of osteoarthritis. At this point, your doctor may reccomend that you replace the entire joint altogether with an artificial one.
When the damage only exists in one or two compartments, then the knee is considered to be in the early or mid-level stages of osteoarthritis. Even so, the pain can be intolerable. Fortunately, MAKOplasty has shown to be an ideal solution for treating patients at this stage. Orthopedic surgery with the help of MAKOplasty has been shown to be helpful in:
- Pain relief
- Restoring range of motion
- Lessening recovery times
With MAKOplasty, your surgery may even be performed as an outpatient procedure.
How MAKOplasty Works
A MAKOplasty assisted surgery begins with a four to six inch incision as well as smaller incisions on the thigh bone and shin.
The orthopedic surgeon then begins to resurface the knee by smoothing away the damaged parts. This is all performed with the help of a robotic arm that entirely interacts with the surgeon's commands and movements.
With robotic assistance, your surgeon can:
- Pinpoint damaged parts of the knee more accurately
- Preserve more of the bone and ligaments
- Seamlessly position partial implants
These factors all contribute to better results and a decreased likeliness that the procedure will need to be repeated.
Not only has MAKOplasty been shown to be safer, but your doctor will also provide support following surgery. With a program that combines pain medications and physical therapy, your team will work with you to ensure your joints heal properly. Please call (201) 806-6099 or contact Medwell Orthopedics & Functional Medicine for Men & Women online.
Medwell Orthopedics & Functional Medicine for Men & Women
Address33 Central Ave
Midland Park, NJ 07432
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