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Sharp HealthCare is the only hospital system in San Diego County to offer a new advanced surgery option for early to mid-stage knee osteoarthritis.
If your chronic knee pain is limiting your quality of life, you may be concerned that a total joint replacement is inevitable. But if your pain is caused by early to mid-stage osteoarthritis, you could be a candidate for a new minimally invasive procedure called MAKOplasty®. Using the latest technology, surgeons synchronize a high-resolution CT scan with the RIO® robotic arm system to precisely identify and remove only the arthritic parts of the knee. Benefits of robotic surgery include less scarring; preservation of healthy bone, tissue and ligaments; rapid recovery; a shorter hospital stay; less pain; and a smaller incision.
Typically, patients who could be eligible for this procedure share the following characteristics:
As a knee arthroplasty, this procedure is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
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How It Works
Using robotic arm technology and 3-D modeling, surgeons precisely resurface only the painful, arthritic parts of the knee, preserving natural joint motion. The procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration without the extensive rehab required for a total knee replacement.
We offer robotic-arm assisted surgery at the following Sharp hospital in San Diego:
Find a San Diego Orthopedic Surgeon
To find a surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive osteoarthritis knee surgery or to schedule a consultation, send us an email, search for San Diego orthopedic surgeons or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm.