Makoplasty - Hip

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

Mako Hip Surgery Diagram 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 activities
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or pain medication

Be sure to discuss all treatment options with your doctor.