In total hip arthroplasty, the arthritic bones and damaged cartilage are removed and replaced by hip implants, designed to substitute the hip joint.
Stryker, the manufacturing company, has worked closely with surgeons to develop innovative products for use in total hip replacement surgery.
Mako robotic-arm technology is used in total hip replacement surgery, a procedure designed for patients suffering from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative hip joint disease. This technology provides a 3D personalized model to the surgeon, to prepare your hip replacement surgery.
During the procedure, your surgeon guides the Mako-Stryker robotic arm based on the 3D preoperative plan. This helps the surgeon prepare and position the total hip implant based on your anatomy.
How Mako total hip arthroplasty works
- You get your own personalized treatment plan
It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded onto the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized preoperative plan.
- In the operating room
During the procedure, the surgeon guides the robotic arm while preparing the hip socket and positioning the implant based on your personalized preoperative plan. The Mako system allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
- After surgery
After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you moving. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may evaluate and discuss the X-ray of your new hip with you.