MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty
The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty as an alternative to traditional total hip replacement
surgeries. MAKOplasty® is a robotic arm assisted total hip replacement procedure designed for
those suffering with inflammatory or non-inflammatory degenerative hip
joint disease (DJD). Using real-time information and images of your hip,
your joint replacement surgeon knows and controls accurate implant placement,
which can be difficult to achieve with traditional total hip replacement
techniques without a robotic arm.
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty Benefits Over Traditional Total
- Improved accuracy in placement of the hip implant using the surgeon-controlled
robotic arm system. This can reduce the likelihood of hip dislocation.
- More precise 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.
MAKOplasty total hip arthroplasty is designed to achieve a new level of
precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is
designed to restore mobility and an active lifestyle.
Becoming a MAKOplasty® Candidate:
These state-of-the-art treatments are an alternative to traditional hip
replacement surgery. These are performed by Long Beach Memorial’s
specialty trained, MAKOplasty®-certified orthopedic surgeons.
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for MAKOplasty
total hip arthroplasty, the MAKOplasty-certified surgeon will schedule
a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip one to two weeks prior to
your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for
optimal implant placement.
As a total hip arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by insurance.