An Innovative Alternative to Total Hip Replacement
Abrazo Scottsdale Campus offers the Total Hip Arthroplasty procedure using a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. This new level of reproducible surgical precision in hip surgery provides relief for people suffering with either non-inflammatory
or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.
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
You may be an ideal candidate for Mako Total Hip Arthroplasty
Only your surgeon can determine if you are a candidate for Mako Total Hip Replacement. A candidate for Mako Total Hip Replacement may experience the following:
Pain while putting weight on the affected hip
Limping to lessen the 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 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
What is Mako Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)?
Mako THA, is a procedure known as total hip replacement that is supported by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. It is indicated for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.
RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, allows surgeons to achieve a new level of precision with the newest techniques in hip replacement surgery.
This technology offers the potential for a higher level of patient–specific implant alignment and positioning to accurately reproduce the surgical plan, an aspect not consistently achieved in manual techniques. Accurate alignment and positioning of hip implants are important factors affecting surgical outcomes and the lifespan of implants.
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the Mako procedure, he or she will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip one or two weeks prior to your surgery date. Then, a patient-specific 3-D model of your pelvis and femur from the CT scan is created pre-operatively to plan optimal implant placement. During surgery, the RIO guides the surgeon in preparing the hip anatomy and positioning the implants. Real-time data and images allow surgeons to know and control accurate implant placement, which can be difficult to achieve using traditional manual techniques.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any hip surgical procedure, including Mako Total Hip Replacement. Your doctor can explain these risks and help determine if Mako Total Hip Replacement is right for you.
All implants have a life expectancy that depends on several factors, including the patient’s weight, activity level, quality of bone, and compliance with his/her physician’s orders. Proper implant alignment and accurate positioning during surgery are also very important factors that can improve the life expectancy of an implant. Through the use of the RIO robotic arm system, implants may be more optimally aligned and positioned.
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