Minimally Invasive Osteoarthritis Knee Surgery
Getting you back to what you love doing most.
If your chronic knee pain is limiting your quality of life, you may worry 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 minimally invasive procedure with Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery.
How Mako technology can help you.
Using the latest technology, our expert surgeons precisely identify and remove only the arthritic parts of the knee — preserving your natural joint motion.
Because the surgery is performed robotically, it decreases your recovery time, pain and scarring. And more of the healthy bone, tissue and ligaments are preserved. This all leads to a shorter hospital stay and a smaller incision, which means you can get back to enjoying life quickly.
You may be eligible for this procedure if you fail to respond to nonsurgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication; have knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap, or the outer knee; and have start-up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position.
As a knee arthroplasty, this procedure is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
Providing advanced treatments to treat chronic knee pain.
At Sharp, we are proud to be the only hospital system in San Diego County to perform this advanced procedure for treating knee pain. As a nationally recognized orthopedics program, we offer a unique combination of clinical quality, integrative therapies and a soothing environment that delivers an extraordinary level of healing.
We're here to bring you expert care, and our Sharp-affiliated surgeons perform more than 1,800 joint replacement procedures at Sharp Coronado Hospital (including the Payne Family Outpatient Pavilion) and Sharp Grossmont Hospital each year.
How it works.
To learn more about Mako or to find a doctor who can perform minimally invasive osteoarthritis surgery, search for San Diego orthopedic surgeons or give us a call at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm.