It may be your first robotic knee surgery...

January 14, 2012

....but at Swedish, it's definitely not ours.

If you have advanced arthritis in part of your knee, robotic-assisted surgery is a great way to go. The incision is smaller. Recovery time is faster. And the surgery is more accurate for better knee function down the road.

So where should you go? Well, Swedish was the first in the Puget Sound area to perform MAKOplasty for partial knee replacements, and we’ve done more of them than any hospital in the region.

Come learn more from a Swedish orthopedic surgeon at one of our seminars, and take the first step toward a pain-free life. Or, watch the below video to see highlights from a partial knee replacement procedure:



Call 206-386-2502 or register online at

Swedish Orthopedic Institute 601 Broadway, Seattle
(Corner of Broadway and Cherry St. – Hourly parking available under the building.)

To learn more about our joint replacement program or orthopedics in general, call our joint replacement coordinator at 206-215-9145.


A friend of mine has arthritis in his knee. I've been thinking about it lately wondering what they do for it. From your article, it sounds like they tend to do robotic knee surgery. How long does the surgery last for?
Hi Jessie,

Robotic knee surgery takes approximately 2 hours. The patient would then spend about 1-2 hours in the recovery room after surgery (no visitors are allowed in the recovery room). After the recovery room they would then be transported to the post op unit at which point the friend could reunite with the patient.

I hope this helps.