Total Hip Replacement

The Joint Replacement Institute uses Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology and all our orthopedic surgeons are Mako-certified. They offer you deep experience and a record of superior outcomes in robotically-assisted total hip replacement.

Mako Robotic-Arm Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip issues can sometimes be caused by disease, injury, or like the tires on your car, simple wear and tear of the years. Advances in care and robotic technology has made joint replacements more predictable and precise and offer a faster recovery. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with medication and other conservative treatments, hip replacement may provide you with relief. It’s important to talk with your doctor about the characteristics of your pain.

Healthy Hip

Diseased Hip

Hip with Transplant

The hip joint is generally described as a ball-and-socket joint. Replacement surgery removes diseased and damaged portions of bone and cartilage and replaces the whole arthritic hip. A metal cup with a plastic liner takes the place of the pelvis socket. A metal stem will replace the head and neck of the femur growing into the femur bone space. The new joint recreates the function and natural feel of the patient’s original hip.

What is Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Technology?

Mako combines the highly developed technology of an interactive 3-D visualization system and the robotic arm, providing your surgeon with the consistent pinpoint accuracy reducing the likelihood of hip dislocation. The surgical precision of the Mako system enhances mobility and implant longevity.

What is the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Process?

We use the Mako Robotic System, a robotic-arm assisted technology that provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a 3D model of your hip will be used to pre-plan your surgery based on your unique anatomy.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides the robotic-arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee joint. The robotic-arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move without the surgeon guiding the robotic-arm.

After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may review a post-operative x-ray of your new hip implant with you.

Step 1. Hip CT Scan

Step 2. Hip personalized planning

Mako Total Hip System

Benefits of Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Small incision
  • Minimally invasive procedure creating less scarring
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Less soft tissue damage than traditional hip replacements
  • More “natural feeling” hip following surgery
  • Reduced likelihood of hip dislocation due to most accurate placement
  • More consistency in leg length decreasing possible need for a shoe lift
  • Less implant wear and loosening due to lessened risk of implant and bone rubbing together
  • More rapid recovery with a short hospital day (in most cases only 2.5 days)
  • In most cases, patients can walk soon after surgery and return to daily activities in a few weeks


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