Treatment Offered At
Long Beach Medical Center offers Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery as an alternative to traditional total hip replacement surgeries. Mako Total Hip application is a robotic arm assisted total hip replacement procedure designed for those suffering with inflammatory or non-inflammatory degenerative hip joint disease (DJD). Using real-time information and images of your hip, your joint replacement surgeon knows and controls accurate implant placement, which can be difficult to achieve with traditional total hip replacement techniques without a robotic arm.
Mako Total Hip Benefits Over Traditional Total Hip Replacement:
- Improved accuracy in placement of the hip implant using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. This can reduce the likelihood of hip dislocation.
- More precise consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift.
- Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together. This may improve the lifetime of the implant.
Mako Total Hip is designed to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is designed to restore mobility and an active lifestyle.
Becoming a Mako Total Hip Candidate:
These state-of-the-art treatments are an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. These are performed by Long Beach Medical Center’s specialty trained, Mako-certified orthopedic surgeons.
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for Mako Total Hip, the Mako-certified surgeon will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip one to two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant placement.
Your physician should discuss the specific risks associated with Mako and other treatment options with you. In addition, you should be informed of any pre-operative and post-operative instructions by your surgeon or his or her team. As a total hip arthroplasty procedure, Mako is typically covered by insurance.