Hip replacement surgery may be essential for those with severe hip damage. Our Joint Replacement specialists use innovative MAKOplasty® hip replacement technology to provide patients with the best chances for a successful outcome. This means you can Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better thanks to our team at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region.
Hip Replacement Surgery
When cartilage in the hip wears down, the spherical head of the thigh bone (femur) grinds against the hollow socket of the pelvis (acetabulum). As a result of this bone-on-bone contact in the joint, you can experience pain, discomfort, and less mobility. This pain may not only occur in the hip, but in the groin, spine, thigh, and/or knee as well. This damage in the hip can be fixed by hip replacement surgery. Hip implants replace the damaged joint cartilage and prevent bone-on-bone grinding.
You may benefit from hip replacement surgery if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Hip pain while performing everyday activities such as walking or bending
- Hip pain while resting
- Hip stiffness
- Hip pain that is not helped by anti-inflammatory drugs, walking supports, or other non-surgical treatments
Experts at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region are here to help solve your hip problems and get you back on your feet with many options for hip replacement surgery. Learn more about what makes MAKOplasty® different from traditional hip replacement surgery, also known as a total hip arthroplasty.
What Is MAKOplasty® Hip Surgery?
MAKOplasty® is a state-of-the-art surgery technology powered by the Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic (RIO) System. With the RIO System, surgeons use a 3D reconstruction of each patient’s unique hip anatomy based off of a CT scan. This aids in precision by making sure that your implant is perfectly positioned for your body. Also, the RIO System provides real-time data for adjustments during surgery in order to ensure that the procedure goes smoothly.
Better Recoveries with MAKOplasty®
The accuracy of MAKOplasty® allows for rapid recovery time and minimal complications. With traditional hip replacement surgery, you will most likely be able to return to light everyday activities 3-6 weeks after surgery. Research has shown that MAKOplasty® may result in shorter recovery times than traditional hip replacements.
Not only can MAKOplasty® decrease recovery time, but it has also shown to reduce pain and discomfort compared to traditional methods. For the best recovery and outcome, make sure to follow your doctor’s guidelines and have a gradual rehabilitation plan. Light activity such as gentle exercises and stretching will help the affected area. Consult with your doctor about specific ways that you can ensure a smooth healing process.
How Do You Know if MAKOplasty® is Right for you?
Are you wondering if MAKOplasty® is the best option for your hip replacement? Our board-certified doctors at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region can determine if you are a candidate for this surgical technology. Book a consultation with a Joint Replacement Specialist to find out more.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment. Or, call us any time at (919) 220-5255.