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MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing

MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. The benefit of this procedure is that only the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing healthy bone and surrounding tissue.

Candidates for the procedure typically share the following characteristics:

  • 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
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication

As part of preparation for the procedure, the surgeon uses MAKOplasty's robotic technology to develop a three-dimensional pre-surgical picture of the joint. During surgery, the robotic device provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to aid in optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this precise placement that leads to more natural knee motion following surgery.

We offer the following hip replacement options:

  • Total Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellar Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy

Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Once you have been scheduled for surgery, you will need some basic information to guide you through the surgical process. Here is vital information to assist you in:

  • Preparing and planning for your surgery
  • Learning about the surgical process
  • Understanding the different types of anesthesia
  • Preparing for your recovery.

Just as each person is an individual, so too, is every surgery. To best serve you, our process is customized to meet your individual needs and the needs of your surgeon.

You are encouraged to be an active participant in your healthcare and to ask questions. The staff at Chesapeake Regional is committed to providing you with the best care and information available.


Pre-Anesthesia Assessment

  • Complete medical and surgical history
  • Complete list of all medications including dosage Pre-Surgery Testing
  • Labs
  • EKG
  • Bring all paperwork with you to Pre-Surgery Admission Testing
    • Consents
    • Physician orders
    • Clearance papers


Anesthesia is a vital part of the surgical process. Your anesthesiologist needs to know about all your medical and surgical history, especially any problems or conditions with your heart or lungs. Anesthesiologists are medical doctors educated in administering anesthesia and managing your care before, during and after surgery.