Robotic Hip Surgery

Catholic Health Robotic Hip Surgery

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement is a minimally invasive, robotic hip surgery. It can result in faster recoveries for our patients and less scarring during the recovery process.

The surgery is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.

If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® procedure, a CT Scan will be taken of your hip one to two weeks prior to surgery. This is used to create a patient-specific 3-D model. A surgical plan is then created for the placement and alignment of the implants before surgery.

During surgery, the robotic arm guides the surgeon in preparing the socket in the pelvis and optimally positions the implants. Real-time information and images allow your surgeon to know and control accurate implant placement that otherwise would be difficult to achieve using traditional surgical techniques.

Candidates for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement

If your symptoms fail to respond to non-surgical solutions or your pain can no longer be controlled by medication, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement.

A candidate for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement may experience the following:

  • Pain while putting weight on the affected hip
  • Limping to relieve weight-bearing pressure on the affected hip
  • Pain that may radiate to the groin, lower back or down the thigh to the knee
  • Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact activities
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication