Is Makoplasty robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure ever done on patients with advanced medial compartmentalized degenerative OA, or only on early to mid stage compartmentalized OA?My diagnosis is Advanced. There is no cartilage remaining in my right medial knee.Thank you.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 65
I have not had surgery of any kind on my affected knee (right) I am told I am a candidate for partial knee replacemant surgery, but just heard about a less invasive Makoplasty.
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If you are a candidate for a partial knee replacement, also known as unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, then that means you arthritis that is isolated to a single compartment. Usually if the arthritis is severe then the replacement is offered.
Whether it is done by traditional methods or mako robotic less invasive does not matter, they are both partial knee replacements.
So to answer your question - do they do Makoplasy partial knee on advanced medial compartment OA? Yes. In fact, that is the entire reason to have a partial knee replacement - severe single compartment arthritis.
Thus knee replacement really should not be done on someone with mild or early arthritis.
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Thank you. I am scheduled for traditional partial knee replacement surgery in July. I learned today that he could do Patient Specific MRI Guided Partial Knee. Is there a benefit do having one over the other?
There is no data showing one is better than the other. Minimally invasive approaches are relatively new such as the Makoplasty. I would recommend finding an experienced surgeon and going with the approach that he is the most comfortable with. Thanks.
That's my husband's sense too. Thank you for your answer. Sincerely, Sasha
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