MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing

Upcoming MAKOplasty events

Straight Talk: Join DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital orthopaedic surgeons for coffee and conversation about the latest knee repair procedures. Get personal answers to your knee pain questions.

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Upcoming MAKOplasty Educational Programs -- Click here or Call 888-DMC-2500 (888-362-2500) to register:

Makoplasty Straight Talk dates:

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (2 available seminars)
Monday, March 16, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Upcoming MAKOplasty Educational Programs -- Click here or Call 888-DMC-2500 (888-362-2500) to register:

If you or someone you know is experiencing knee pain or wants to learn about the latest advances in knee surgery, attend one of these events for coffee and conversation with DMC Huron Valley-Sinai doctors. They'll be discussing MAKOplasty®, the new partial knee resurfacing procedure. DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is the first hospital to perform this minimally invasive procedure in Oakland County. Benefits may include more rapid relief from pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker return to daily activities when compared to traditional knee replacement surgery. 

This will be a friendly, informal small group discussion where the doctor will be able to answer your questions personally. Coffee and refreshments served. RSVP today at


DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is now offering 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.  Huron Valley is the first hospital to perform this procedure in Oakland County.

As a partial knee replacement surgery, MAKOplasty can be performed on either the medial (inside) compartment, patellofemoral (top) compartment, or the lateral (outside) portion of the knee.  It can also be performed as a bicompartmental procedure on both the medial and patellofemoral portions of the knee.  In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.

MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing Video

Benefits of MAKOplasty

The use of this highly advanced robotic arm technology can:

  • Enable surgeons to accurately resurface the arthritic portion of the knee and preserve healthy tissue and bone
  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay when compared to traditional total knee replacement surgery
  • Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities

        MAKOplasty WebCast with Dr. Roland Brandt

The RIO robotic arm system assists the orthopedic surgeon in several ways. First, it provides patient-specific three dimensional modeling for pre-surgical planning. Then, during the procedure, the combination of the robotic arm and stereo tracking technology provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback, enabling reproducible precision and optimal positioning of the implant(s) within the knee. It is this level of accuracy that facilitates optimal implant positioning and alignment to result in a more natural knee motion following surgery.

Am I a Candidate for MAKOplasty?

  • Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee, under the kneecap or the outer knee
  • Start up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

More Information About MAKOplasty

For more information about MAKOplasty partial knee resufacing at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, please call 1-888-DMC-2500  (888-362-2500) or see our online physician directory to locate an orthopedic surgeon.