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MAKOplasty

Bone- and ligament-sparing relief for knee pain

MAKOplasty® is a partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Using sophisticated robotic-arm technology to selectively target only the damaged areas, your surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

If MAKOplasty is right for you, the result can be a more natural-feeling knee following your surgery, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker recovery than with traditional total knee replacement.

Other benefits of MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing include:

  • Most patients report almost immediate relief from pain
  • Most patients are walking soon after surgery and back to full activity soon after

MAKOplasty can often be performed through a 4- to 6-inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your thigh and shin bones. Because healthy bone is preserved, you may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life, if necessary.

Watch the video below to hear the story of Rick, a tennis enthusiast who was able to return to his active lifestyle after his MAKOplasty procedure.


Don’t live with serious knee pain. Ask your Novant Health orthopedic specialist about whether you could be a candidate for MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing.

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