How does MAKOplasty® improve outcomes?

In the pre-operative phase, sophisticated imaging and software build a 3-D reconstruction of the patient’s joint. Since no individual is built exactly the same, using the CT scan and software allows Dr. Grimsley to preoperatively map out the patient’s joint and more accurately determine the biomechanical alignments that fit the patient’s unique anatomy. This is crucial for comfort, natural motion and implant longevity.

At Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, MAKOplasty® is powered by the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for extreme precision. During surgery, RIO provides Dr. Grimsley with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning.

The benefits of MAKOplasty may include:

  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • A smaller incision
  • Reduced blood loss
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A quicker return to daily activities


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