Are You A Candidate for MAKOplasty?
Adult living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee may be a candidate for MAKOplasty.
Symptoms of OA of the knee include:
- Pain while standing or walking short distances, climbing up or downstairs, or getting in and out of chairs
- Pain with activities
- Start up pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
- Joint stiffness after getting out of bed
- Swelling in one or more areas of the knee
- A grating sensation or crunching feeling in the knee during use
Talk with Dr. Belniak about your pain. Initially, he may recommend lifestyle adjustments to reduce stress on your knee joints. He also may suggest additional pain management strategies including physical therapy, steroid injections, over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or topical pain relieving creams.
If your symptoms do not respond to non-surgical solutions, or your pain can no longer be controlled by medication, Dr. Belniak will evaluate if you are a candidate for this surgery.