MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing
Meet the Rio®! Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System
The Frank E. & Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program at Jupiter Medical Center is proud to offer the latest in leading-edge technology. The Rio® (Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic) System, used in partial knee resurfacing, features three dimensional pre-surgical planning, which allows surgeons to accurately plan the implant size, orientation and alignment using 3-D models based on the patient’s CT scan. Physicians are able to make real-time intra-operative adjustments for correct knee motion and soft-tissue balance. This minimally-invasive surgery is bone sparing, and results in minimal trauma to tissue for faster recovery.
To find a qualified orthopedic surgeon, call our Physician Referral Service at (561) 263-5737.
About the Procedure
MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing is for those living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or both compartments of the knee. Those with advanced osteoarthritis, or osteoarthritis which is present in all three compartments of the knee are not appropriate candidates for partial knee resurfacing.
During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.
Powered by the RIO (Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic) System, this leading-edge technology is designed to provide a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery and creates consistently reproducible precision in partial knee resurfacing. Potential benefits also include less implant wear and loosening, smaller incisions with less scarring and improved surgical outcomes.
For more information about our Orthopedic Center of Excellence, call (561) 263-3633. To find a qualified orthopedic surgeon, call our Physician Referral Service at (561) 263-5737.