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Great article about MAKOplasty. Specialists Hospital Shreveport is proud to offer the first and only MAKOplasty ‘Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement’ system available in Louisiana. MAKOplasty ® partial knee resurfacing, and it’s powered by a surgeon guided robotic arm. This technology enables increased precision in performing this minimally invasive procedure, which preserves bone, spares surrounding tissue and promotes quicker healing compared to total knee replacement.

Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, one of nine hospitals and institutes operated by the Detroit Medical Center, announced  that it has performed Makoplasty partial knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.

Makoplasty is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery and is performed using Rio, a highly advanced, surgeon controlled robotic arm system.

Makoplasty potentially offers the following benefits as compared to total knee surgery: reduced pain; minimal hospitalization; more rapid recovery; less implant wear and loosening; a smaller scar; and better motion and a more natural feeling knee.

“We’re thrilled to be only the second hospital in southeastern Michigan to have Rio available for the care of our patients,” said HVSH orthopaedic surgeon and director of sports medicine Roland Brandt. “Makoplasty allows us to treat patients with…

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