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MAKOplasty Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

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Is MAKOplasty covered by health insurance providers?

As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.

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The Ohio State University Medical Center is pleased to offer the innovative, personalized partial knee replacement surgery known as MAKOplasty.

MAKOplasty offers people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee a less invasive treatment option than total knee replacement. The highly-sophisticated robotic arm allows surgeons to precisely target only the diseased portion of the knee sparing healthy bone and tissue. Presurgical imaging also enables surgeons to more precisely place the knee implant which improves knee movement after surgery.

Benefits include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery
  • More natural feeling knee
  • Less scaring

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Is MAKOplasty right for me?
Typical MAKOplasty patients share the following characteristics:

  • Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee, under the kneecap or isolated in the outer knee

Our surgeons will evaluate you and determine if you are a candidate for MAKOplasty robotic arm partial knee replacement surgery. Our team of experts has experience with all types of adult reconstruction and joint replacement — so even if MAKOplasty is not right for you, we can determine and perform the procedure that is right for you.

Does the robotic arm actually perform the surgery?
No, the surgery is performed by a specially-trained orthopaedic surgeon who uses the robotic arm to make extremely precise and patient-specific incisions. The robotic arm provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback throughout the surgery to enable optimal joint replacement and implant positioning.

What is the difference between MAKOplasty and traditional knee surgery?
Unlike total knee replacement, MAKOplasty targets only the patient-specific diseased area. MAKOplasty preserves healthy bone, soft tissue and ligaments which allows for a more natural knee function after surgery.

Is MAKOplasty covered by health insurance providers?
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.

 

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