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:

  • Less pain

  • Smaller incision and less scarring

  • Preservation of healthy bone, tissue and ligaments

  • Quicker recovery

  • 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.

Find a Mako surgeon

For more information or to find a surgeon, search for a Mako surgeon or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm. Sharp accepts most health insurance plans.