MAKOplasty at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

ER - Madison

6 min Average
UnityPoint Health - Madison


We are pleased to be the first in Madison to offer an exciting development for those suffering with osteoarthritis of the knee. MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing is a minimally invasive knee surgery performed using robotic arm technology.

During the MAKOplasty® procedure, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to remove only the diseased portion of the bone, sparing the patient's healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The goal of this minimally invasive procedure is to restore the patient's natural knee motion with as little trauma as possible, for a more natural feeling knee post operatively and a rapid recovery.

Alignment is critical in knee surgery. "The combination of MAKO's robotic arm, unique guidance system and the patient-specific 3-D modeling enables us to place the implant with greater precision – all through a minimal incision," says James Bowers, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at UnityPoint Health - Meriter hospital.

Patients Report:

  • More natural feeling knee following surgery
  • A shorter hospital stay and faster recovery than traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Rapid relief from pain and a quicker return to daily activities.