What is Makoplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty?
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), is a procedure known as total hip replacement that is supported by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This innovative solution was designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. RIO® enables surgeons to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is designed to restore patient mobility and active lifestyle.
RIO® robotic arm technology provides your surgeon a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your hip replacement. During the procedure, tactile, visual, auditory feedback, and real-time data assists your surgeon in preparing the hip joint and placing the implants in the desired orientation with more accuracy.
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® procedure, he or she will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip one or two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant placement.
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement may:
- Facilitate optimal implant placement
- Enhance stability and mobility
- Restore an active lifestyle
MAKOplasty® is typically covered by Medicare insurers — check with your private health insurers.