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Is makoplasty safe?
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
Makoplasty is using a robot to assist the surgeon doing joint replacement.
It is a tool that has a learning curve. The experience of the surgeon is the most important factor determining outcome.

In brief: Usually
Makoplasty is using a robot to assist the surgeon doing joint replacement.
It is a tool that has a learning curve. The experience of the surgeon is the most important factor determining outcome.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Dr. Greg Hicken
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Dr. Scott m Smith
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: ????
Im not sure what makoplasty is.

In brief: ????
Im not sure what makoplasty is.
Dr. Scott m Smith
Dr. Scott m Smith
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Dr. Scott Russinoff
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is safe but not necessarily necessary.
I am a big believer in computer navigation for total knee replacements, but feel makoplasty is extremely expensive for very little gain. Most surgeons that perform a lot of partial knee replacements do not need to use makoplasty.

In brief: Yes
It is safe but not necessarily necessary.
I am a big believer in computer navigation for total knee replacements, but feel makoplasty is extremely expensive for very little gain. Most surgeons that perform a lot of partial knee replacements do not need to use makoplasty.
Dr. Scott Russinoff
Dr. Scott Russinoff
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
All operations have risks which have to be weighed against the possible benefits.
Makoplasty joint replacement procedures use a robot and computer to improve the surgeon's precision and consistency. Makoplasty, like any joint replacement operation, has a small (<5%) but real risk of stiffness, infection, blood clot, stroke, and other mechanical problems with the prosthesis.

In brief: Yes
All operations have risks which have to be weighed against the possible benefits.
Makoplasty joint replacement procedures use a robot and computer to improve the surgeon's precision and consistency. Makoplasty, like any joint replacement operation, has a small (<5%) but real risk of stiffness, infection, blood clot, stroke, and other mechanical problems with the prosthesis.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Very safe
I have performed over 500 makoplasty procedures and it is very very safe .
It is superior to all other techniques for precise installation of partial knee replacements. When performed by an experienced makoplasty surgeon, it allows us to balance the tension of your ligaments within a millimeter and make the implants track centrally so they last decades. Mine all go home the same day, little pain.

In brief: Very safe
I have performed over 500 makoplasty procedures and it is very very safe .
It is superior to all other techniques for precise installation of partial knee replacements. When performed by an experienced makoplasty surgeon, it allows us to balance the tension of your ligaments within a millimeter and make the implants track centrally so they last decades. Mine all go home the same day, little pain.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Yes
It is no less or more safe than any other type of partial knee replacement.

In brief: Yes
It is no less or more safe than any other type of partial knee replacement.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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