What is Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Replacement, Direct Anterior Approach?
MAKO robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement is a new type of hip replacement procedure that ensures perfect implant placement. With this procedure, a direct anterior approach is used to minimize surgical trauma, decrease post-surgery pain, and shorten recovery. The MAKO robotic arm helps surgeons:
Plan hip replacement surgery. MAKO software takes CT scan images and produces a 3D virtual hip model that the surgeon uses to plan surgery.
Perform hip replacement surgery. The surgeon controls the MAKO robotic arm to carefully remove damaged bone and precisely replace it with plastic and metal implant.
Following surgery, the patient has a new hip that is in a perfect anatomical position. Physical therapy is started on the day of surgery and continues throughout the recovery with a physical therapist.
What Does Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Replacement, Direct Anterior Approach?
MAKO robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement is used to treat severe hip arthritis that does not improve after nonsurgical treatment. Hip arthritis symptoms include:
- Difficulty standing
- Hip pain
- Groin tenderness
- Groin pain
Situations, where patients may experience symptoms, include but are not limited to:
- Sitting down or standing up
- Putting on shoes and socks
- Getting in and out of a car
At Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey (OICJ) our Board-Certified and Fellowship Trained hip specialists Dr. John Tozzi and Dr. Gregory Roehrig perform MAKO robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement, direct anterior approach when it is the best treatment option for the patient’s condition.
Patients who experience symptoms are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as possible to receive a diagnosis and find out all of their treatment options.