Cabell Huntington Hospital is proud to be the only hospital within a 100-mile radius offering MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing, an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to midstage osteoarthritis in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or both 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.
Unlike total knee replacement, MAKOplasty® is a resurfacing of the joint with much less bone being removed. Soft tissues and ligaments remain untouched, which allows for an overall less invasive procedure. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing can:
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
Dr. Felix Cheung is the region's only orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in musculoskeletal oncology. He completed his musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at Harvard Medical School and his orthopedic residency at West Virginia University. Dr. Cheung is not just the only orthopedic oncologist within a 120-mile radius of Huntington, but the region's most experienced orthopedic surgeon in performing MAKOplasty — or partial knee replacement — using an interactive robotic arm. His unique training and experience are key to the success of Cabell Huntington Hospital's award-winning joint replacement program.
If you have knee pain, you may be interested in: