MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement is a novel surgical alternative for patients with arthritis in the hip. In this procedure, a Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RIO®) assists the surgeon in aligning and positioning implants more precisely. This potentially can reduce postoperative leg-length inequality and provide a more natural feel with the new components.
Candidate for MAKOplasty® procedure
A candidate for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement may experience the following:
Pain while putting weight on the affected hip
Limping to lessen the weight-bearing pressure on the affected hip
Pain that may radiate down to the groin, lower back, or down the thigh to the knee
Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact activities
Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
Accurate placement and alignment of the hip implant is crucial in hip replacement surgery. MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement requires the patient to obtain a 3-D CT-scan of the patient's hip to generate a 3-D virtual model of their pelvis and femur 1-2 weeks prior to date of scheduled surgery. This aids the surgeon in planning your surgery and placement of implants before you enter the operating room.
During surgery, the RIO® software provides dynamic information to enhance accuracy of the procedure. Such real-time information and feedback intra-operatively assists the surgeon in precise placement of the implant, which can be difficult to achieve with traditional surgical techniques.
The benefits of MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement include:
Precise placement of hip implant using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system with a decline in the possible risk of hip dislocation
Uniformity in leg length, reducing the possible requirement of a shoe lift
Increased longevity of the implant due to reduction in abnormal rubbing between implant and bone