Explore Mako SmartRobotics™ Total Hip Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery total hip replacement is a treatment
option for those living with degenerative joint disease (DJD), a condition
that can limit an active lifestyle and negatively impact your quality
of life. The innovative Mako technology allows your surgeon to create
and precisely place a hip joint that is crafted for your unique, specific anatomy.
DJD affects millions of Americans and can be influenced by:
- Inherited traits that affect the shape and stability of your joints
- A previous hip injury
- Repetitive strain on the hip
- Improper joint alignment
- Excessive overweight
- Exercise- or sports-generated hip stress
If your pain and symptoms do not respond to first-line, non-surgical solutions,
speak with your doctor about options for total hip replacement.
Mako Technology: Hip Surgery Tailored to Each Patient
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is an innovative, hip replacement solution
for those suffering with painful DJD of the hip. Powered by the RIO®
Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, your surgeon can treat your
specific hip condition with anatomical accuracy and precision.
The Mako procedure starts with a CT scan of your hip 1-2 weeks before your
surgery. The RIO software creates a 3-D model of your hip, pelvis and
femur. The information creates a map that helps your surgeon replaced
your ailing hip with a new hip that is designed specifically for your
During surgery, the RIO software provides real-time information to help
the surgeon place and align your implant in the ideal position, while
a robotic arm prepares the bone socket and guides the precise placement
of your implants.
Experience the Benefits of Mako Total Hip Replacement
- Accurate placement of your hip implant via the surgeon-controlled robotic
- Reduced likelihood of hip dislocation
- More consistency in leg length and symmetry, potentially lessening the
need for a shoe lift
- Decreased risk of the implant and bone rubbing together abnormally, a benefit
that may improve the life of the implant
You and your surgeon will decide when the time is right for Mako SmartRobotics™ surgery.
How Does Mako Technology Work?
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is an innovative, breakthrough solution
for those suffering with painful DJD of the hip and in need a total hip
replacement. Mako, powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic
System, allows your surgeon to treat your specific hip condition with
accuracy and precision.
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for Mako Robotic-Arm
Assisted Surgery, one or two weeks prior to your surgery you will have
a CT scan of your hip. The scan 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 placement of the implants.
- Benefits of Mako Total Hip Replacement:
- 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 and bone abnormally rubbing together—this
may improve the lifetime of the implant