Riverview Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Alabama to offer
the MAKOplasty® procedure.
partial knee replacement offers new treatment options for those living with painful early to mid-stage
osteoarthritis of the knee, affecting only one or two components of the
knee, and who prefer a less invasive surgery and more rapid recovery than
total knee arthroplasty.
The entire procedure only requires a four to six inch incision over the
knee. Tactile, intelligent robotic arm technology and three-dimensional
visualization of the knee guides the surgeon in controlled resurfacing
of the pre-defined area, saving as much of the patient’s healthy
bone and surrounding tissue as possible.
Using CT scan data, the surgeon follows a three dimensional computer model
of the patient’s pre-surgical plan. During the procedure, real-time
visual, tactile and auditory feedback facilitates ideal implant positioning
It is this level of planning and surgical accuracy in treating earlier
stage knee osteoarthritis that can result in a more natural feeling knee
In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive
a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.
Surgeons also use MAKOplasty® to provide a minimally invasive option for
total hip replacement. This advanced technique allows surgeons to prepare the hip socket for
a more exact implant alignment, and reduces complications such as excessive
wear on the joint, unequal leg length or dislocation.
Ask your physician if MAKOplasty® may be right for you. Call (256)
543-5200 for more information.
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