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Quickly becoming popular at most hospitals in the U.S., minimally invasive surgery (MIS) employs a variety of techniques, including small incisions, to operate with less injury to the body than open surgery. In general, it is safer and allows faster recovery, less pain and scarring. Minimally invasive surgery (like MIS knee and general MIS surgery) is usually done on an outpatient basis or requires a short hospital stay.
MAKOplasty® is a specific type of minimally invasive knee replacement, as well as a type of minimally invasive hip replacement. In addition to the typical benefits of general minimally invasive surgery, MAKOplasty® scans your body’s unique anatomy and uses robotic-assisted procedures to accurately target only the diseased portions of your hip or knee, without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it. This means a surgery that leaves patients with a more natural-feeling joint, and more mobility than typical less invasive knee surgery.