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MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement

The Center for Joint Replacement at Lakewood Regional Medical Center offers robotic-assisted hip surgery that is a minimally invasive procedure where your surgeon is assisted by a robotic system to perform the surgery.

The robotic system consists of a surgeon’s console, robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and special surgical instruments. A computed tomography (CT) scan is taken before the surgery to create a 3D model of the affected hip or knee joint. This is interpreted by the system, which accurately guides your surgeon. Unlike a traditional surgery, this procedure is performed through small incisions. The 3D camera provides your surgeon with a magnified view of the operating area. Your surgeon sits on a console and controls the movement of the robotic arms holding the special surgical instruments. The movements of your surgeon’s hands are translated, by the robotic system, into precise movements of the miniaturized instrument that are held by the robotic arms.

The enhanced vision and superior control of the micro-instruments improves the precision of the surgery. This accuracy helps repair the damaged joint and optimally position any prosthetic implant for a more natural feeling joint after surgery, while ensuring minimal injury to neighboring tissues. Being a minimally invasive procedure, it facilitates less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, rapid recovery and faster return to daily activities when compared to traditional joint surgeries.

MAKO robotic surgery benefits:
  • Relief from hip pain and stiffness
  • Accurate placement of the hip implant 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 life of the implant
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