What is Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Replacement?

The Mako™ robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement procedure is designed for those suffering from inflammatory or non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD). Using real-time information and 3-D images of your hip, Dr. Stewart knows and controls accurate implant hip placement, which can be difficult to achieve with traditional total hip replacement techniques without a Mako robotic-arm. Dr. Stewart, along with the Mako robotic-arm, provides patients with joint pain relief and a completely personalized surgical experience.


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What is Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) & How Does the Mako Robotic-Arm Help?

Inflammatory and non-inflammatory degenerative hip joint diseases often result in pain, the loss of an active lifestyle and impaired quality of life. Patients who have damage from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis (fracture, dislocation), avascular necrosis, and hip dysplasia are candidates for hip replacement using the Mako robot.



What Causes Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)?

The risk of developing symptomatic DJD is influenced by multiple factors such as age, gender and inherited traits that can affect the shape and stability of your joints. Other factors can include a previous hip injury, strain, improper joint alignment, obesity, and exercise. The Mako robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement is available to patients with various causes of DJD and joint pain.

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The Latest Technique in Total Hip Replacement.

Mako total hip replacement is designed to restore mobility and an active lifestyle. The Mako robotic-assisted hip replacement allows for more accurate component positioning. This results in a reduced rate of hip dislocations, greater consistency in improving leg length discrepancies, and improved longevity of the replacement. Mako is typically covered by insurance.




Reinventing Partial Knee Replacements.

Mako can be used for partial knee replacement (PKR), which is a procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by degenerative joint disease due to osteoarthritis in one or two compartments of the knee. Mako is reinventing the partial knee replacement experience, offering patients a customized procedure.