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 Hip Replacement:

  • 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.