Osteoarthritis knee surgery
An advanced surgery offered at Sharp
Is chronic knee pain limiting your quality of life? We may be able to help. If your pain is caused by early to mid-stage osteoarthritis, you could be a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure with Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery.
The benefits of Mako technology include:
Smaller incision and less scarring
Preservation of healthy bone, tissue and ligaments
Shorter hospital stay
Learn more about our program
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How Mako technology 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.
Are you a candidate?
You could be eligible for this procedure if you suffer from the following symptoms:
Failure to respond to nonsurgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
Knee pain with activity — usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap, or the outer knee
Start-up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
Considered a knee arthroplasty, this procedure is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
The results you want with the care you need
We believe orthopedics is about more than bones and joints. It's about your quality of life. We champion minimally invasive care because it decreases your recovery time, pain and scarring.
When you choose Sharp, you're choosing a team of world-class orthopedic surgeons, nurses and staff who give you the personalized care that gets you the best possible results.
Where to have your surgery
Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Grossmont Hospital are the only hospitals in San Diego County to offer this new, minimally invasive surgical option for partial knee and total knee replacements.