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Robotic Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Understanding the MAKOplasty® Procedure

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and its Mercy Orthopedics & Joint Center offer patients access to MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement.

MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement is an innovative, breakthrough solution for those suffering with painful degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for a new level of precision in hip replacement and is designed to enhance stability and to increase range of motion.

During the surgery, the robotic arm guides the surgeon in preparing the pelvis socket and positioning the implants. Real time information and images allow the surgeon to know and control accurate implant placement. MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement benefits may include:

  • Accurate placement of hip implant, reducing the likelihood of hip dislocation
  • More consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift
  • Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together, which may improve the lifetime of the implant

As a total hip replacement procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.

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