Leading the way with one of the most progressive robotics programs in the country

Ohio State is home to one of the most progressive robotics programs in the country, leading the way with a comprehensive team that performs more robotic procedures in a day than most hospitals do in a month. As a minimally invasive approach, robotic surgery reduces the risk of complications associated with traditional surgery.

Ohio State's expertise and experience has paved the way to using robotic expertise to develop innovative procedures in a variety of surgical areas.

Makoplasty® Partial Knee Replacement

Orthopedic surgeons at Ohio State are among the few in the country (and in Ohio) performing MAKOplasty, an innovative partial knee replacement surgery. MAKOplasty uses robotic technology that enables surgeons to preserve more of the joint than a traditional knee replacement.

Using a three-dimensional CT scan to pinpoint the diseased portion of the knee, the surgeon resurfaces the bone, leaving all healthy tissue and bone intact. The robotic arm provides the surgeon real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback, which allows for more precision in resurfacing and placing the implant. Compared to traditional  surgery, the result is less pain and trauma for the patient, faster recovery and a more natural knee motion.

Adults with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the medial, patellofemoral or lateral compartment of the knee are typically the most appropriate candidates for MAKOplasty. It can also be performed as a bicompartmental procedure on both the medial and patellofemoral portions of the knee.

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