MAKOplasty Hip Video
MAKOplasty® is an innovative, breakthrough solution for those
suffering with painful degenerative joint disease of the hip and
need a total hip replacement. MAKOplasty,® powered by the RIO®
Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, allows your surgeon to
treat your specific hip condition with accuracy and precision.
How does MAKOplasty® work?
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the
MAKOplasty® procedure, prior to your surgery date you will have a
hip CT scan performed. This is used to create a 3-D model of your
hip, pelvis and femur. The surgeon uses the RIO® software with
information from the model to plan your surgery based on your
unique anatomy. During surgery, the software provides real-time
information to optimize implant positioning and alignment, and
the robotic arm is used to prepare your socket and guide accurate
placement of the implants. This can be difficult to achieve using
traditional surgical techniques without the robotic arm system.
How can MAKOplasty help?
In total hip replacement procedures, the accurate placement and
alignment of implant components are critical factors. MAKOplasty®
total hip, powered by the surgeon-controlled RIO® Robotic Arm
Interactive Orthopedic System, provides a new level of accuracy
and precision in total hip replacement.
plasty® benefits may include:
- Accurate placement of your hip implant using the
surgeon-controlled robotic arm system, which can reduce the
likelihood of hip dislocation
- More consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the
need for a shoe lift
- Decreased risk of the implant/implant and bone/implant
impingement (abnormally rubbing together) - may improve the
lifetime of the hip replacement
Who is a good candidate for the MAKOplasty®
total hip procedure?
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, talk to your
doctor - you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty.®
- Pain while putting weight on the affected joints
- Limping to lessen the weight-bearing pressure on the hip
- Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or pain
Be sure to discuss all treatment options with your doctor.