Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Total Hip Arthroplasty
The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers Mako Robotic-Arm
Assisted Surgery for Total Hip Arthroplasty as an alternative to traditional
total hip replacement surgeries. This procedure is 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.
Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery 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.
Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery 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 Candidate:
These state-of-the-art treatments are an alternative to traditional hip
replacement surgery. These are performed by Saint Barnabas Medical Center's
specialty trained, Mako-certified orthopedic surgeons.
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for Robotic-Arm
Assisted Surgery total hip arthroplasty, a computed tomography (CT) scan
of your hip will be scheduled 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, it is typically covered by insurance.