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Is MAKOplasty® a good option for me for hip replacement?

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 16:52:21-04

Making the decision to undergo joint replacement surgery can be tough, especially when you consider the pros and cons of each surgical option. While traditional replacement surgery continues to yield successful results, newer techniques involving muscle- and tissue-sparing approaches, such as MAKOplasty®, may be a better option for your situation.

What is MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty?

MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty uses the Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RIO) to perform total hip replacements. This technology enables surgeons to achieve a heightened level of precision and accuracy during surgery by providing a real-time, 3-D view of the patient’s hip joint.

Possible benefits of MAKOplasty

  • Minimize muscle damage
  • Less Pain
  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Smaller incision
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Reduced risk of dislocation after surgery

Is this surgical option for you?

Bottom line, speak with your physician and learn about the pros and cons of each surgical option. In some cases, traditional replacement surgery is your best option, especially if your condition is complicated. However, more and more patients are seeing successful results from MAKOplasty replacement surgery. Both surgical options come with risks, so it is important to fully understand each procedure before making a decision.