MAKOplasty® is a Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not affected their entire knee. MAKOplasty® has been shown to improve surgical results and shorten hospital stays, thanks to the less-invasive surgical procedure that uses smaller incisions, reduces blood loss and leaves less scarring. This new procedure is proven to give patients more natural knee function after surgery, helping them get back to an active lifestyle.
Forrest General invested in MAKO robotic technology because we are committed to providing the most advanced treatment options for patients in South Mississippi. The MAKO system brings a new tool in the treatment of knee pain to our area that is minimally invasive as compared to traditional knee replacement, making it possible for patients to return to their normal lives quickly. Forrest General is proud to be the first in our area to offer this exciting new orthopedic technology.
Anyone interested in this procedure should first talk with their doctor to see whether they may be a good candidate. Typical MAKOplasty® patients share several characteristics, including knee pain with activity on the inner or outer knee or under the knee cap. The MAKOplasty® procedure is helpful for those patients who have tried other non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and it hasn’t helped, or has stopped working.
For more information on this new procedure, for physician referrals , please call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445. For additional information about Forrest General’s services, visit ForrestGeneral.com.