When your hip joint becomes damaged by arthritis or injury, the pain and stiffness can limit your normal activities. If rest, medication and physical therapy don’t give you relief, total hip replacement may be your best option.
MAKO total hip arthroplasty benefits may include:
- Precision placement of your hip implant using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system, which 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, which may improve the lifetime of the implant
Watch animation of MAKO total hip replacement in action.
With a 3-D CT image of your hip entered into the MAKO system software, your surgeon can customize the hip joint replacement procedure specifically for your anatomy. This can result in fewer complications and a faster recovery time.
MAKO total hip arthroplasty is designed to achieve a high level of precision, helping restore your mobility and an active lifestyle. Your physician should discuss the specific risks associated with MAKO and other treatment options with you. In addition, you should be informed of any preoperative and postoperative instructions by your surgeon or his or her staff. As a total hip arthroplasty procedure, MAKO is typically covered by insurance.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure, including MAKO. Your physician can explain these risks and help determine if MAKO is right for you.