Orthopedics located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY

MAKOplasty services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY

Consider MAKOplasty® if you have knee or hip osteoarthritis. This advanced surgical procedure is quick and effective, repairing joint damage while sparing your surrounding bone and ligaments. At NY Partners Orthopedics in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Brooklyn, New York City, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Ronald Huang, MD, uses MAKOplasty for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement. Call the New York City-area practice today to request a MAKOplasty consultation, or make your appointment online.

MAKOplasty Q&A

What is MAKOplasty?

MAKO robotic-arm assisted technology (MAKOplasty) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for osteoarthritis treatment. It’s produced by the Stryker Corp., a Dutch firm with US headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Dr. Huang stands at a computer console that controls a robotic arm during treatment. The arm allows him to access your damaged or diseased joint more precisely and accurately.

Who is a candidate for MAKOplasty?

At NY Partners Orthopedics, Dr. Huang uses MAKOplasty for three orthopedic surgeries:

Partial knee replacement

You might benefit from partial knee replacement if you have mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis in the early to middle stages. That’s particularly true if the disease hasn’t spread to all three compartments of your knee.

Total knee replacement

You could qualify for total knee replacement if you have middle- to late-stage knee osteoarthritis. A MAKO prosthetic can replace your entire knee joint, relieving pain and restoring your full range of motion.

Total hip replacement

MAKOplasty total hip replacement provides a much safer alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. The robotic console and built-in imaging system take much of the guesswork out of hip placement. Such guesswork was a major drawback of conventional surgery.

What are the benefits of MAKOplasty?

MAKOplasty robotic joint replacement offers various benefits compared with traditional orthopedic procedures, including:

  • Minimal blood loss
  • Smaller scars
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stays

Moreover, MAKOplasty enables Dr. Huang to preserve more of your natural bone and tissue, keeping most of your original joint intact.

What does MAKOplasty involve?

Dr. Huang completes MAKOplasty joint replacement at a nearby hospital or surgical facility. Before the procedure, he administers a general anesthetic through a vein, putting you to sleep.

After the anesthetic sets in, Dr. Huang makes several small incisions near your affected joint and removes the diseased bone and cartilage, carefully preserving as much of your natural tissue as possible. He then inserts a prosthetic joint (or joint parts) made of plastic, ceramic, or metal into the empty space.

At the end of the surgery, Dr. Huang closes your incisions, wraps your joint in a bandage, and moves you to recovery. Depending on which surgery you had, you might need to stay in the hospital for a day or two.

Call NY Partners Orthopedics today to request a MAKOplasty consultation, or book your appointment online.