5 Things to Know About Mako Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery

5 Things to Know About Mako Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery

Your hip joint can experience wear-and-tear due to degenerative conditions like arthritis or from overuse or traumatic injury. Without a healthy hip joint, your movements are constrained and uncomfortable.

Surgical hip replacement is an effective way to revitalize your hip joint, keeping you moving and comfortable for years to come. At Twin Palm Orthopedics, located in Ocala, Florida, our team stays at the front of surgical medicine and robotic surgery to give you the best possible post-procedure outcome.

Our team, led by Dr. Derek Farr and Dr. Nirav Gupta, uses Mako® robotic-arm-assisted technology during hip replacement surgeries. Mako robotic hip replacement surgery offers several improvements over traditional techniques. Here’s what you need to know about Mako robotic hip replacement surgery.

1. Computer imaging assistance

Before your hip replacement procedure at Twin Palm Orthopedics, our team uses a CT scan to make an accurate 3D model of your affected hip. We place virtual implants on the computer model of your hip, creating a perfect match. Then, we send the enhanced model to the robotic arm of the Mako system.

During your robotic hip replacement surgery, also known as Makoplasty, your surgeon uses computer screens to review live feedback of your implant placements. Everyone’s hips are slightly different, so perfect placement of your hip joint implants makes a significant difference in your post-procedure hip replacement outcomes.

2. High degree of accuracy

Mako robotic-arm technology helps our team work through a smaller incision with a high degree of accuracy. During your hip replacement procedure, robotic monitoring technology ensures that bone ends, cartilage, and joints are all completely and effectively replaced with implants before our team closes your incisions to complete your surgery.

3. Minimally invasive surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery combines human expertise with computer precision for your benefit. We keep your Makoplasty as minimally invasive, with as little tissue and muscle damage as possible.

In some cases, our team may be able to perform your hip replacement surgery using a less invasive approach known as an Anterolateral approach. Instead of creating a long incision in the back of your leg or posterior, the anterolateral approach avoids cutting your leg muscles, shortening your recovery time.

4. Lower risks of complications

With less trauma to tissue and muscle, your robotic hip replacement surgery has fewer risks of complications than traditional, non-robotic surgery. Your procedure at Twin Palm Orthopedics is typically performed on an outpatient basis, so you can head home the day of your surgery.

5. Reduced recovery time

The benefits of Mako robotic hip replacement surgery include faster recovery times. Your provider at Twin Palm Orthopedics can help you understand what you’ll need to plan on for your post-surgery recovery.

Another benefit of Mako robotic-assisted surgery is a lower revision rate and a greater likelihood of total comfort once you’ve completed your full recovery.

Learn more about robotic-assisted hip surgery by getting in touch with our team at Twin Palm Orthopedics. Schedule your appointment online or call now to book.

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