Arrowhead Hospital is the first hospital in the state to offer the MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), the latest innovation in total hip replacement surgery performed using the RIO®, Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. RIO® is a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables the accurate alignment and positioning of implants. Orthopedic surgeons at Arrowhead Hospital performed the first MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) at the hospital on Wednesday, January 18.
The advantage to using this cutting edge robotic surgical technology provides the specially trained orthopedic surgeon a patient-specific 3-D reconstruction to pre-plan the patient’s hip replacement. During the procedure, tactile, visual, auditory feedback, and real-time data assists the surgeon in preparing the hip joint and placing the implants in the desired orientation with more accuracy.
“The MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty allows me to more accurately position the implant, which is an important aspect in improving surgical outcomes and the lifespan of the implants used for hip replacement,” said Shane Martin, M.D., specially-trained MAKOplasty® orthopedic surgeon at Arrowhead Hospital. “The robotic arm technology enables me to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is designed to restore patient mobility and active lifestyle.”
The MAKOplasty® THA, a groundbreaking surgical solution to potentially relieving hip pain, is indicated for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.