Robotic Partial & Total Knee Replacement
Dr. Pearle has pioneered the use of robotics for partial & total knee replacement and has performed more MAKOplasty procedures then anyone in the Tri-State area.
About Robotic Partial Knee Replacement (MAKOplasty)
Dr. Andrew Pearle has pioneered the use of robotics to treat knee arthritis. He was the first surgeon in NYC to perform Robotic Partial Knee Replacement (MAKOplasty) and now has over 10 years of experience with this technique. He has performed more robotic partial knee replacement procedures than anyone in the greater New York area. Dr. Pearle's innovative techniques were recently featured on NBC Nightly News as well as Fox Good Morning New York.
Robotic knee resurfacing (aka Makoplasty) can be an attractive alternative to total knee replacement in the appropriate patient. This technique, which involves robotic bone contouring of arthritic surfaces and customized resurfacing of the damaged area, represents an improvement over traditional partial (or unicondylar) knee replacement.
Without robotic assistance, partial knee replacement can provide excellent and durable pain relief but is technically challenging, and subject
to surgeon error. Dr. Pearle's extensive experience, combined with robotic safeguards, provide an unparalleled level of quality control to optimize patient outcomes.
After robotic knee resurfacing, Dr. Pearle expects patients to return to work in 2 weeks. Compared to total knee replacement, robotic partial knee replacement provides more reliable return to sports, a quicker and less painful recovery, a smaller incision, a more natural feeling knee, and, importantly, a lower risk of complications such as infection and stiffness. The following link provides a complete comparison of Robotic Resurfacing vs Total Knee Replacement.
Dr. Pearle feels strongly that patient education is essential for optimal outcome. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions and Risks on the section to the right. An animation depicting the knee resurfacing procedure is shown above.
The above video was filmed in 2012.
Dr. Pearle performs all his robotic partial knee replacement procedures at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the #1 ranked orthopedic center in the country. Hospital for Special Surgery has the lowest infection rate and performs more knee surgeries than any other center in the world. With the help of the anesthesia and therapy teams at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Pearle has developed advanced protocols for pain management and rapid rehabilitation to guide you through the procedure. Finally, the nurses at Hospital for Special Surgery have earn the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and were the first in the State of New York to be re-designated with the Nursing's highest honor. In addition to Dr. Pearle's expertise, this world-class environment enhances the patient experience and outcome.
Dr. Pearle's Recent Publications on Partial Knee Replacement
Burger J, Dooley M, Kleeblad LJ, Zuiderbaan HA, PEARLE AD
The Bone & Joint Journal. 2020 May.
Knee. 2020 Jan 31
Kleeblad LJ, Strickland SM, Nwachukwu BU, Kerkhoffs GMMJ, PEARLE AD.
Knee. 2020 Jan 8
Burger JA, Kleeblad LJ, Laas N, PEARLE AD
Bone Joint J. 2020 Jan
The Influence of Preoperative Radiographic Patellofemoral Degenerative Changes and Malalignment on Patellofemoral-Specific Outcome Scores Following Fixed-Bearing Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.
Burger JA, Kleeblad LJ, Laas N, PEARLE AD.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Sep 18
Kleeblad LJ, Borus TA, Coon TM, Dounchis J, Nguyen JT, PEARLE AD.
J Arthroplasty. 2018 Jun
PEARLE AD, van der List JP, Lee L, Coon TM, Borus TA, Roche MW.
Knee. 2017 Mar
van der List JP, Chawla H, Zuiderbaan HA, PEARLE AD.
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Nov
van der List JP, McDonald LS, PEARLE AD.
Knee. 2015 Dec