Below is an overview of the MAKOplasty process
1. A Personalized Plan for You
The process begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
2. Robotically Guided for Extreme Precision
In the operating room, Dr. Belniak will use Mako to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako system also allows him to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When Dr. Belniak prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides him within the pre-defined area and helps prevent him from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
3. Quickly Get Back on Your Feet
After surgery, Dr. Belniak, nurses, and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Dr. Belniak may review an x-ray of your new partial knee with you. You should be able to resume normal activities within 1-4 weeks of the procedure.