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by Amir Jamali, MD

Date last updated 12/28/2014

We are very excited to be one of the first practices to offer the unique Makoplasty partial knee replacement system.  This is a truly innovative step in the improvement of partial knee replacements.  The Makoplasty system allows the surgeon to utilize the patient's own anatomy to plan out the knee replacement in a more precise and reproducible manner than any previous method.  The technique addresses a number of potential complications of both partial and total knee replacements including issues of instability, alignment, and tracking of one of implant on the other.  All of these issues can be assessed in a virtual environment prior to the patient ever coming to the hospital.  For more information on the technique, please review the linked videos below.

Makoplasty Animation

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