Learn About Your Options for Advanced Precision Hip Replacement
If you are suffering with degenerative hip disease (DJD), Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery may be a good alternative to traditional total hip replacement surgery. During Mako assisted surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will use a robotic-arm assisted procedure that includes real-time information and images of your hip, allowing for more precise placement of the hip implant.
What are the Benefits of Mako Total Hip Replacement?
Mako Total Hip is designed to give you a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement. It helps restore mobility and an active lifestyle. Other benefits include:
- improved accuracy in placement of the hip implant, reducing the likelihood of hip dislocation.
- more precise consistency in leg length, decreasing the need for a shoe lift.
- reduced risk that the implant and bone will rub together, helping to improve the lifetime of the implant.
Ask about Becoming a Mako Total Hip Candidate:
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for Mako Total Hip, she or he will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan one to two weeks prior to your surgery. Your surgeon will use this scan to create a personalized surgical plan for optimal implant placement.
Your physician will also discuss the specific risks associated with Mako and other treatment options with you. In addition, you will receive pre-operative and post-operative instructions.
As a total hip arthroplasty procedure, Mako is typically covered by Medicare and most other insurance plans. Check with your health insurer.