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Mako TKR in one month; had stem cell, PRP

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Nov 1, 2019 | Replies (19)

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I have had one regular TKR, which resulted with a 24-26 ROM due to scar tissue build up. I just lived with it.Then I learned about Knee reconstruction and that was done 2 years ago this month. The ROM was about the same. The Therapist Doctor worked diligently to increase the ROM, but scar tissue kept increasing. My 2nd knee is now bone on bone and I do not know what to do. Any alternative I asked about was told it is too late. What are Mako and PRP?
Thank you for any suggestions. Connie

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Mako is robotic arm assisted surgery. It is supposed to result in fewer complications, faster recovery, better fit, and less pain.Gracie, PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma, they extract blood, spin it, and re-inject the plasma. Supposed to help with healing. My surgery is in a month. JK, I'm sure you would have known if it had been Mako, they make you first do a C-scan of your knee to produce a 3D model, and the robot bases its calculations on that. If the surgeon is as much as 2 mill. off, the robotic arm will not let him or her cut. Would love to hear from anyone who has gone through it. If you could post something about the person you know who had Mako surgery and how the recovery went, that would be great. Thanks for responding!