January 16, 2011
L.C. at 3 months demonstrating range of motion of 0° to 150°.
May 4, 2010
7 patients are now 3 months from surgery. Their average range of knee motion is 0° - 130°. The national average for range of motion after total knee replacement is 0° - 115°. Link to video of knee motion 0° - 130°.
April 5, 2010
John has set a record. At one month from MAKOplasty his knee motion was 0°- 140°. Congratulations.
March 20, 2010
It is well known that you cannot kneel after total knee replacement. Recently I was asked if you can kneel after MAKOplasty. Here is a photo of patient J. C., 3 months after MAKOplasty.
March 3, 2010
Pre-operative planning using a CT scan and computer modeling is an integral part of MAKOplasty. Last week, as we planned a MAKOplasty surgery, the computer modeling predicted a potential problem for an upcoming patient. Due to this patient's advanced arthritic bone loss, the computer predicted the planned implant would eventually fail. Surgery was postponed and I will be meeting with MAKO engineers next week to discuss other options. For me, this was an exciting first. Pre-operative computer modeling had prevented a patient from undergoing a surgery that would have eventually required surgical revision.
February 21, 2010
Patients # 1 and # 2 have now completed their 2 month check up.
In addition to pain, patient # 1 (age 85) complained of buckling and instability prior to surgery. Pain is now much less and she reports no more feelings of buckling or instability. Her motion is now normal at 0° - 135°. She continues in physical therapy.
Patient # 2 (age 62) has also experienced good pain relief. He did note some discomfort recently while shoveling snow. His motion is back to normal (0° - 135°) and he has been discharged from physical therapy as they feel his rehabilitation is complete. He is back to work and all everyday activities.
Robotic Knee Surgery
Dr. Bartlett was the first in Madison, WI to perform MAKOplasty®.
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to midstage osteoarthritis (OA) in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee.
It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.