MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement
MAKOplasty® is an innovative, robotic-arm assisted surgical procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration. It offers the following benefits over traditional total hip replacement:
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement is typically covered by Medicare. Check with your private health insurance company to verify coverage.
Candidates for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement typically experience:
Only your surgeon can determine if you are a candidate for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement. If your surgeon determines 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. Then, a patient-specific 3-D model of your pelvis and femur from the CT scan is created before surgery to plan optimal implant placement.
During surgery, the RIO® robotic arm system guides the surgeon in preparing the hip anatomy and positioning the implants. Real-time data and images allow surgeons to know and control accurate implant placement, which can be difficult to achieve using traditional manual techniques.
What is the lifespan of MAKOplasty® implants?
All implants have a life expectancy that depends on several factors, including the patient’s weight, activity level, quality of bone, and compliance with his/her physician’s orders. Proper implant alignment and accurate positioning during surgery are also very important factors that can improve the life expectancy of an implant. Through the use of the RIO® robotic arm system, implants may be more optimally aligned and positioned.
For more information
Call St. John's Orthopedics Department at (217) 544-6464, ext. 44607.