If you’re a candidate for hip surgery, there’s a chance you may qualify for the MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty. Because of advanced imaging technology, advantages of MAKOplasty hip surgery vs. traditional hip resurfacing or replacement procedures may be numerous.
Currently, South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s Dr. Scott M. Desman is performing MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty procedures in the Stuart and Port St. Lucie areas.
What is a MAKOplasty Hip Surgery?
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), is a total hip replacement procedure supported by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System. Essentially, the RIO® allows Dr. Desman more precise control when placing hip replacement implants than compared to the methods of yesterday.
During the procedure, the robotic arm guides the surgeon in preparing the hip anatomy and positioning the implants to fit exactly as they were intended. Traditional methods rely on the surgeon to “eyeball” the implant position. But with the robotic arm, surgeons are granted better viewing angles, a greater range of motion and increased control of implant replacement. In fact, surgeons say the single most important determinant of successful total hip replacement surgery is proper positioning of the implant, and proper positioning is virtually guaranteed with the MAKOplasty® robotic technique.
What Are the Benefits of MAKOplasty?
In addition to the benefits experienced by the surgeon, the procedure offers multiple benefits to patients as well, including:
Faster recovery and return to an energetic, mobile lifestyle
Extended implant life
Quicker relief from discomfort
Less scarring upon healing
Shorter time spent completing physical therapy
Reduced chance of implant dislocation
Are You a Candidate for MAKOplasty?
Not everyone in need of a hip replacement may qualify to be a MAKOplasty® candidate. Although there are some qualifications listed below, it’s important to remember that any decision on the type of joint replacement procedure you will undergo must be made by your doctor. Patients in need of a hip replacement often experience:
Pain while standing or walking short distances
Chronic hip pain lasting months
Start-up pain or stiffness when initiating activities from a sitting position