MemorialCare offers Mako® Partial Knee — an innovative treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. By selectively targeting the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, our surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.
Using the innovative Mako treatment, surgeons can perform a total knee replacement or partial knee resurfacing, selectively targetting parts of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis while sparing any healthy bone and ligaments.
If your surgeon recommends a Mako assisted surgery, she or he will refer you for a CT-scan of the knee joint. The CT-scan will be uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee will be created. This 3D model is used to create a personalized pre-operative plan and to assist the surgeon during your procedure.
Typically, Mako Patients Share the Following Characteristics:
Unlike other more invasive procedures, Mako can often be performed through a four to six-inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur and tibia.
The preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with precision positioning of an implant may also result in a more natural feeling knee. Since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo Mako Partial Knee procedures may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life, if necessary.
Your physician should discuss the specific risks associated with Mako and other treatment options with you. In addition, you should be informed of any pre-operative and post-operative instructions by your surgeon or their staff.
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, Mako is typically covered by Medicare and most other insurance plans. Check with your health insurer. In some cases, it may be performed on an outpatient basis depending on what your Mako-certified surgeon determines is the right course of treatment for you.
MemorialCare's team of orthopedic specialists focus on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our specialist are recognized locally in Southern California and nationally for their expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine.
The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Centers offer a unique patient experience for those in need of hip and knee replacements located in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Getting a new knee or hip joint can mean freedom from pain and a fast return to active living. We offer a unique combination of services.
When it is determined that surgery is the best option, MemorialCare offers a range of surgical approaches, from traditional open surgery to minimally invasive surgery. We make your needs and patient safety the top priorities and together we make the right choice.
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