The MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration and potentially offers the following benefits:
- Improved surgical outcomes
- Less implant wear and loosening
- Joint resurfacing
- Bone sparing
- Smaller incision
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Minimal hospitalization
- Rapid recovery
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) is an innovative surgical treatment option for adults living with non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows surgeons to achieve a new level of accuracy and precision using the newest techniques in total hip replacement.
The RIO® System empowers surgeons and hospitals to address the needs of a large and growing, yet currently underserved patient population. Patients who desire a restoration of lifestyle, minimized surgery, reduced pain and rapid recovery may benefit from MAKOplasty®.
Accurate placement and alignment of implant components are critical factors in hip replacement. RIO® robotic arm assisted THA uses the patient’s CT scan data to reconstruct the anatomy and create a patient-specific surgical plan for optimal implant alignment and placement. During surgery, the patient’s hip joint is registered and matches with the surgical plan to provide dynamic information. Robotic arm guidance, 3-D visual feedback, and real-time data assists the surgeon in achieving more accurate positioning of implants to decrease the likelihood of mechanical failure and improve outcomes.
As a hip arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.