If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from pain caused by arthritis or an injury to the hip, and you haven't experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery might be right for you.
Do you suffer from severe hip pain or stiffness resulting from: noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (including osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, or avascular necrosis), rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis? Have you experienced inadequate relief with conservative treatment options, like bracing, medication or joint fluid supplements. If you answer yes to either of these Robotic Assisted (MAKO) Hip Replacement may be right for you.
Prior to surgery, a CT scan of your hip joint is taken in order to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. The 3D model helps your doctor see things he or she can't typically see with an x-ray alone. This additional information helps your doctor determine the optimal size, placement and positioning of your implant.
Throughout your procedure, Mako provides real-time data to your surgeon. This allows them to continuously assess the movement and tension of your new joint, and adjust your surgical plan if desired.
In the operating room, your surgeon guides Mako's robotic arm to remove the arthritic bone and cartilage from the hip. A virtual boundary provides tactile resistance to help the surgeon stay within the boundaries defined in your surgical plan.
As the surgeon prepares to place the implant into its final position, the robotic-arm guides the implant at the desired angle defined in the surgical plan. This helps ensure the placement and alignment of the implant are performed according to plan.
Dr. Ashberg is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialty trained in minimally invasive Hip Arthroscopy and Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement surgery
Let Dr. Ashberg and his orthopedic team put you on the path of lifetime succes!