MAKOplasty is a robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA). By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by OA, your surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

Before and After Lateral Makoplasty Surgery

Before Lateral MAKOplasty
After Lateral MAKOplasty

MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing Can:

  • Enable surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee
  • Preserve healthy tissue and bone
  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Result in a more rapid pain relief and recovery compared to traditional total knee replacement surgery
  • Be performed on an outpatient basis

Unlike other more invasive procedures MAKOplasty can often be performed through smaller incisions resulting in less scarring. Also, since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty partial knee procedures may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.

The MAKOplasty procedure is indicated for patients suffering from unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee disease.


Makoplasty Planning and Tracking Surgical Images


Dr. Frederick F. Buchel, Jr. is the foremost authority and world renown MAKOplasty surgeon now in NYC at Prestige Sports Medicine.

The below video is where Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD performs and describes in detail  a Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement in 2012. He has performed nearly 1,000 procedures with this system to date, taught over 600 surgeons in the US and around the world, and is an international surgeon trainer, proctor and specialist in performing this procedure. Dr. Buechel has locations in San Francisco at the Stone Clinic, New York City at Prestige Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, and in Taichung,Taiwan at China Medical University where he performs this procedure as an outpatient. You can call and schedule an appointment, a virtual consult, or schedule your procedure by contacting and visiting the offices of New York City Orthopedic group Prestige Sports Medicine.  Not all surgeons have the wealth of experience as doctor Buechel has and he has perfected the technique and details needed to achieve optimal results for each patient. Choose your surgeon wisely by there skill and experience with the technology they use. I hope you enjoy this video. I hope to have a series of new videos coming out this year telling you all about the indications, the process, the surgery with my latest techniques, the rehabilitation process and much much more