MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing
When you have serious knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA), surgical intervention
may be necessary. Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group
offers MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing, an innovative procedure
designed to provide more accuracy, precision, and comfort to patients.
Dr. Ehrhart at SMOG is highly trained and experienced in performing this
robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure. This cutting-edge
treatment option restores your range of motion and relieves pain, allowing
you to get back to your active and healthy lifestyle.
Would you like to learn more? Contact SMOG at (310) 829-2663.
Benefits of MAKOplasty®:
- Smaller incision on the knee
- More accurate, precise implant placement
- Less scarring and blood loss
- Minimal hospital time and fast recovery
- Return to daily activities and lifestyle
Is MAKOplasty® Right for Me?
If you have pain while standing, walking short distances, or even climbing
up or down stairs, MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing may be able
to bring relief. Pain with activity, joint stiffness getting out of bed,
and swelling around the knee can also be indicators that resurfacing is
When non-surgical solutions like physical therapy, steroid injections,
and pain medications don’t relieve the pain, MAKOplasty® may
be the answer. This procedure is a great option for adults who have early
to mid-stage OA. If OA has progressed to all three compartments of the
knee, resurfacing may not be possible.
You can discuss your knee pain with Dr. Ehrhart
to determine if you are an eligible candidate.