Am I A Candidate?
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty® — a robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve pain and restore range of motion. MAKOplasty is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee.
Symptoms of OA of the knee include:
- Pain while standing or walking short distances, climbing up or downstairs, or getting in and out of chairs
- Pain with activity
- Start up pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
- Joint stiffness after getting out of bed
- Swelling in one or more areas of the knee
- A grating sensation or crunching feeling in the knee during use
How is OA treated?
Whether your OA is mild or severe, your physician will most likely recommend certain lifestyle changes to reduce stress on your knee joints. Additional disease and pain management strategies may include: physical therapy, steroid injections, over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or topical pain relieving creams.
Please speak with your physician if your symptoms aren’t responding to non-surgical solutions, or your pain can no longer be controlled by medication. You could be a candidate for surgery.
Where can I get additional information on MAKOplasty?
- MAKOplasty Patient Education Brochure (English)
- MAKOplasty Patient Education Brochure (Spanish)
- Pre-op Patient Guide to MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing