Robotic Hip and Knee Surgery 

MAKOPLASTY® Robotic Hip and Knee Surgery

Tired of living with constant knee or hip pain? Then you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty robotic hip or knee surgery, a new minimally invasive surgical option available at Doctors Hospital of Manteca.

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a leader in Orthopedic Technology
. Our Surgery Center is designed to provide individualized care to all patients. If you’re tired of living with constant knee or hip pain, contact the Doctors Hospital of Manteca to find out how we can help you get back to living pain-free. Call (800) 553-6104 to register for a free seminar.

Doctors Hospital of Manteca skilled team of Orthopedic professionals offers the the following services:

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Replacement


MAKOplasty® is a robotic arm-assisted partial knee replacement procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. At Doctors Hospital of Manteca, MAKOplasty® is currently being used to treat the damaged part of the knee, while sparing the surrounding healthy bone and ligaments. This procedure is referred to as "partial knee resurfacing".

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is designed to:

  • Enable surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee and preserve healthy tissue and bone.
  • Help facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery.
  • Allow for a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay when compared to traditional knee replacement surgery.
  • Promote rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities.

If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty®. This innovative treatment option is ideal for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee.



Traditional Knee Replacement

MAKOplasty® Knee Replacement

Average Hospital Stay

3 – 7 days

1 – 3 days

Average Recovery Period

6 – 8 weeks

Approximately 2 weeks

Average Incision Length

8 – 10 inches

2 – 3 inches

Surgical Summary

Total knee replacement
(damaged and healthy bone/tissues)

Resurfacing of damaged
bone/tissues only

  *American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

MAKOplasty® – Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty is an innovative surgical option for adults living with degenerative joint disease. This procedure utilizes highly advanced, surgeon-controlled, robotic arm assisted technology. This system enables surgeons to achieve a new level of precision and accuracy when performing a total hip replacement. This innovative procedure may be ideal for adults living with either inflammatory or non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease.

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty benefits may include:

  • Relief from hip pain and stiffness.
  • More accurate placement of hip implants, which can reduce the risk of future dislocation.
  • Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together- this may result in a greater life span of the implant.
  • Greater consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift. 

Who is a good candidate for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty?

Only a qualified surgeon can determine if you are a good candidate for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty. Typically, candidates for this procedure will experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Pain while putting weight on the affected joints.
  • Limping to lessen the weight-bearing pressure on the hip.
  • Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact activities.
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or pain medication.

If you are interested in learning more about MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Replacement or Total Hip Arthroplasty, please join us for a free seminar with one of our Orthopedic Surgeons. Call the number below to reserve your place today.






October 21, 2014

6 p.m.

Residence Inn Conference Center

3240 W March Lane, Stockton, CA 95219

Call (877) 861-1494 to register for a free seminar

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a cushion between the bones of a joint. With osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away, causing the bones under the cartilage to rub together.

Although the root cause of osteoarthritis is unknown, the risk of developing it is influenced by multiple factors such as age, gender and inherited traits that can affect the shape and stability of your joints. Other factors can include a previous knee injury, repetitive strain on the knee, improper joint alignment, being overweight and exercise-related stress placed on the knee joints.

How does Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing work?

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing is a three-dimensional system. During surgery, the surgeon is provided with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. This level of precision can result in a more natural knee motion following surgery.

If I have Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing what can I expect?

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing can be performed as either an inpatient procedure or on an outpatient basis, depending on what your orthopedic surgeon determines is right for you. Inpatient hospital stays average anywhere from one to three days.

In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal activities shortly thereafter.

What is the lifespan of a Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing implant?

The lifespan of an implant depends on several factors including your weight, activity level, bone strength and compliance with your physician’s orders. Using robotic surgery helps to ensure optimal alignment and position. This results in a longer lifespan for the implant, as well as decreased pain and a shorter recovery time.

The implants allow your physician to treat one or two of the three knee compartments that can potentially be affected by osteoarthritis. Because very little bone is actually removed during a Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure, the implants can be replaced in the future with another procedure, such as a total knee replacement, should that become necessary.

Is Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing covered by insurance?

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing is a knee arthroplasty procedure that is typically covered by all Medicare approved health plans. Private insurance plans vary so check with yours to confirm coverage.  Both your surgeon and the hospital will verify your insurance coverage and applicable co-pays and/or deductibles before scheduling your surgery. 


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Disclaimer: In every case your physician must guide you on all aspects of your surgery, including pre-and post-operative care. Individual results may vary.