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.
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:
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.
MemorialCare's team of orthopedic specialists focus on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our specialist are recognized locally in Southern California and nationally for their expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine.
The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Centers offer a unique patient experience for those in need of hip and knee replacements located in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Getting a new knee or hip joint can mean freedom from pain and a fast return to active living. We offer a unique combination of services.
When it is determined that surgery is the best option, MemorialCare offers a range of surgical approaches, from traditional open surgery to minimally invasive surgery. We make your needs and patient safety the top priorities and together we make the right choice.
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