MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement
MAKOplasty® total hip replacement is a treatment option for those living
with degenerative joint disease (DJD). DJD is a chronic condition affecting
millions of Americans, often resulting in loss of an active lifestyle
and impacting your quality of life.
The risk of developing DJD is influenced by factors such as age, gender
and inherited traits that can affect the shape and stability of your joints.
Other factors can include:
- A previous hip injury
- Repetitive strain on the hip
- Improper joint alignment
- Being overweight
- Exercise or sports-generated stress placed on the hip joint
For hip pain, non-surgical treatment options are often the first line of
defense. If your symptoms are not responding to non-surgical solutions,
speak with your doctor to determine if you are a candidate for total hip
How Does MAKOplasty Work?
MAKOplasty is an innovative, breakthrough solution for those suffering
with painful DJD of the hip and in 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.
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for MAKOplasty,
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 MAKOplasty 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 and bone abnormally rubbing together—this
may improve the lifetime of the implant