Robotic Arm Assists in Total Hip Replacement

The surgeons at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron have recently been trained on a new treatment option for hip pain, MAKOplasty® total hip replacement.

MAKOplasty® is an innovative solution for people suffering from hip pain that need total hip replacement. During this procedure, the surgeons at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huronuse the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System to help position the hip implant. This allows the surgeons to review real-time information and images for a more accurate placement, which can be difficult to achieve when using traditional surgical techniques.

If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® total hip procedure:

  • Limping to reduce the weight-bearing stress on the hip
  • Hip pain or stiffness while walking or participating in activities
  • Failure to respond to conservative treatments

"When a good candidate is identified, the RIO® system helps plan the surgery based on the unique anatomy of the individual patient," explains William Braaksma, M.D., joint replacement specialist at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron.

MAKOplasty® total hip replacement benefits include the following:

  • Precise implant placement
  • Improvement in stability and mobility
  • Decreased need for shoe lift
  • Restoration of an active lifestyle

To consult with one of our doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, please call (810) 985-4900 or click on the Appointment Request button.