Mako Total Hip replacement

Understanding Your Joint Replacement Journey

We recognize that having a clear understanding of what to expect from your joint replacement journey is crucial to you. As you go through this information, feel free to get in touch with us if you have any additional questions.


Unique Patient Experiences

Every patient’s journey with joint pain is different. It’s essential to have a conversation with us about the cause of your hip pain so that you can fully grasp the treatment options available to you. Hip pain stemming from arthritis and joint degeneration can manifest in various ways: it may be persistent or intermittent, triggered by movement or rest, and localized or widespread throughout the body. Many patients explore medication and other non-invasive treatments initially to alleviate their hip pain. If these methods haven’t provided sufficient relief, you might be a suitable candidate for Mako Total Hip replacement, offering potential relief from your hip discomfort.


Mako’s Role in Enhancing Outcomes

Mako plays a pivotal role in helping your surgeon devise a more effective plan, potentially resulting in reduced pain and quicker recovery times compared to traditional manual hip replacement surgery.


Understanding Mako’s Functionality

Mako represents an innovative breakthrough for many individuals grappling with the torment of hip arthritis.

Step One: Scan

It all kicks off with a CT scan, allowing your surgeon to delve deeper into your anatomy.

Step Two: Plan

Utilizing the CT scan data, a 3D model of your hip is crafted. Your surgeon then uses this model to devise a personalized surgical strategy, aiding in the execution of your hip replacement procedure.

Step Three: Mako in Action

In the operating theater, your surgeon implements your tailored surgical plan, preparing the bone for the implantation process. Guiding Mako’s robotic arm within specified parameters, the surgeon benefits from Mako’s AccuStopTM technology, ensuring precise execution within the predetermined boundaries set during the preoperative planning phase.


Understanding Mako’s Role

It’s crucial to grasp that the surgery is led by an orthopedic surgeon who directs Mako’s robotic arm to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. Mako doesn’t autonomously conduct surgery or make independent decisions; it operates under the surgeon’s guidance. Furthermore, Mako allows your surgeon to make real-time adjustments to the surgical plan as required.

Mako for Total Hip replacement is designed for patients suffering from various forms of degenerative joint diseases (DJD), including osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN), and hip dysplasia.


Important Considerations for Hip Replacements

Hip replacement is designed for individuals dealing with joint issues stemming from degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, femoral neck fractures, or hip deformities affecting function.

Certain conditions may render hip replacement surgery inappropriate. These include specific infections, mental or neuromuscular disorders posing risks to prosthetic stability or postoperative care, compromised bone strength, skeletal immaturity, severe joint instability, or excessive body weight.

As with any surgery, joint replacement carries significant risks. These encompass pain, infection, bone fractures, leg length discrepancy, joint stiffness, fusion of the hip joint, nerve damage, circulatory issues, genitourinary complications, gastrointestinal problems, vascular issues, respiratory complications, heart-related issues, and even mortality.

Risks associated with implants that may necessitate revision include dislocation, loosening, fractures, nerve damage, abnormal bone growth, implant wear, metal sensitivity, tissue imbalance, localized bone loss, audible sounds during motion, debris reaction, and metal ion reactions. It’s important to note that hip and knee implants may not replicate the exact feel or performance of a healthy joint.

The information provided is for educational purposes and shouldn’t replace consultation with your doctor. Individual outcomes vary, and not all patients regain the same activity level post-surgery. The lifespan of a joint replacement depends on factors like patient weight and activity level. Your doctor will advise you on strategies to potentially prolong the implant’s lifespan, including avoiding high-impact activities and maintaining a healthy weight. Adhering closely to your doctor’s post-surgery instructions is crucial. Discuss with your doctor whether joint replacement is suitable for you.

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