Robotic-Arm Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (MAKO)

  • Frederick BuechelJrEmail author
  • Frederick BuechelSr
  • Michael Conditt
Reference work entry


Robotic-arm assisted partial knee arthroplasty (RA-PKA) is the designation for the unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) procedures performed using the MAKO robotic orthopedic system currently available for use in the USA and internationally. Arthroplasty procedures performed using this system have been commonly referred to as “Makoplasty®” procedures. The first procedures for the knee were performed on the medial compartment in June of 2006 [1]. Over the last 9 years, the procedures being offered using this platform have expanded to include the lateral compartment [2–5], patellofemoral compartment, and total hip replacement.


Makoplasty® procedures Robotic-arm assisted partial knee arthroplasty (RA-PKA) Balancing graph Bone preparation Cartilage mapping Checkpoint Clinical summary CT imaging preoperative planning Features Femoral planning screens Goals Implantation Incisions and exposures Indications Intraoperative planning Kinematic analysis Kinematic tracking Minimally invasive approaches Osteophytes Patellofemoral planning screens Patellofemoral replacement Patient setup Pose captures Preoperative planning Registration Robot setup Surgical process Tibial planning screens Tracking arrays X-ray indications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick BuechelJr
    • 1
    Email author
  • Frederick BuechelSr
    • 3
  • Michael Conditt
    • 2
  1. 1.Robotic Joint Center at The Stone ClinicSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Holy Cross HospitalFort LauderdaleUSA
  3. 3.South Mountain OrthopaedicsSouth OrangeUSA

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