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MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement is an innovative solution for adults living with arthritic or degenerative joint disease (DJD).

In total hip replacements, the accurate placement and alignment of implant components are critical factors. MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement, powered by the surgeon-controlled RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, provides a new level of accuracy and precision to hip replacement

How does MAKOplasty® work?

Patients who are scheduled for a MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement undergo a CT scan prior to their surgical procedure. This CT scan is used to create a 3-D model of the hip, pelvis and femur. The surgeon uses the RIO® software, along with information from the 3-D model, to plan the surgery based on the patient's unique anatomy. During surgery, the software provides real-time information to optimize implant positioning and alignment, and the robotic arm is used to prepare the patient's socket and guide accurate placement of the implants. This can be difficult to achieve using traditional surgical techniques without the robotic arm system.

The benefits of MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement include:

  • Accurate placement of the patient's 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-on-implant or bone-on-implant impingement (abnormally rubbing together). May improve the lifetime of the replacement.