The MAKOplasty® procedure 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 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.