Mako Robotic Total Hip Replacements

Mako Robotic Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery involves the removal of arthritic bone and damaged cartilage and replacing them with hip implants that are designed to replicate the hip joint. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, like heat or cold therapy, medication, or joint fluid supplements, your doctor may recommend Mako Robotic Total Hip replacement.

What is Mako Robotic Total Hip Replacement?

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip replacement is a procedure designed for patients who suffer from the non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip. It provides surgeons with a personalized surgical plan based on a 3D model of your hip. This helps the surgeon focus on the removal of diseased bone, helps preserving healthy bone, and assists in positioning the implant based on your anatomy.

• During surgery, the end of the thigh bone (femoral head) is replaced with a metal stem and an artificial ball that is secured to the top of the stem

• The hip socket (acetabulum) is fitted with a metal cup that is lined with a durable plastic (polyethylene)

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Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total hip replacement is a procedure designed for patients who suffer from the non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip. It provides surgeons with a personalized surgical plan based on a 3D model of your hip. This helps the surgeon focus on the removal of diseased bone, helps preserving healthy bone, & assists in positioning the implant based on your anatomy.

Is The Surgery Performed By Mako Robot?

No. When you hear ‘robotic-arm assisted technology,’ it’s important to understand that the Mako Robotic-Arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery. Surgery is performed by Dr. Narayan Hulse, who uses the Mako System software to pre-plan your surgery. Dr. Narayan Hulse will guide the Mako Robotic-Arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage Mako Technology was designed to help surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.

How Does Mako Robotic Technology Work?
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Before Surgery: It all begins with a CT scan of your hip joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako System software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.

In the operating room: In the operating room, Dr. Narayan Hulse will use the Mako System to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. When Dr. Narayan Hulse prepares the bone for the implant, he guides the robotic-arm within the predefined area and the Mako System helps him stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created. The Mako System also allows Dr. Narayan Hulse to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. In a laboratory study, Mako Technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan. This study also showed that Mako Total Hip replacement demonstrated soft tissue protection to the ligaments around the hip.

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

What Are The Benefits Of Choosing Mako Robotic Total Hip Replacement Surgery Over Manual Total Hip Replacement Surgery?

Mako Robotic Total Hip Replacement helps in ensuring:

  1. Higher Precision
  2. Lesser Pain 
  3. Faster Recovery
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Know The Mako Difference!
Dr. Narayan Hulse is the First Surgeon in India to perform Mako Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery using muscle-sparing Direct Anterior Approach (DAA)
Direct Anterior Approach In Total Hip Replacement:

The Direct Anterior Approach is one of the minimally invasive techniques used in total hip replacement surgery. A smaller incision at the front of the hip leaves the muscle intact. The doctor pushes the soft tissue aside to access the hip joint and perform the joint replacement, rather than detaching any tendons or muscle.

Minimally invasive approach allows for:

1. Less damage to muscles

2. Less postoperative pain

3. Faster recovery

4. Fewer postoperative precautions

With CT-based 3D modeling and new planning features, Mako Total Hip 4.0 provides unprecedented information with the goal of helping surgeons enhance patient outcomes. And when it comes to the direct anterior approach (DAA), where the field of view may be obscured, knowing more about a patient’s unique anatomy can make all the difference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. What is Mako robotic arm assisted surgery?

Mako is a cutting-edge robotic-arm technology developed by Stryker. It is the only FDA approved Ortho Robotic system available in the world. It assists surgeons with joint replacement surgery and the results are excellent. The Mako system enables your surgeon to create an accurate 3D model of your unique joint anatomy based on a CT scan. This is used to pre-plan your surgery before you reach the operating table. During surgery, your surgeon guides the Mako robotic arm, based on this personalized plan, helping them to focus on removing diseased bone and preserving healthy bone. The system also assists the surgeon with positioning the prosthetic implant with high precision, thereby ensuring the best fit with your unique bone structure.

2. What is Mako used for?

Dr. Narayan Hulse uses Mako robotic arm assisted surgery for total hip replacements, total knee replacements and partial knee replacements.

3. Does the Mako robotic arm perform the surgery?

No. The surgery is performed by Dr. Narayan Hulse who uses the robotic arm system before surgery to create a plan and during surgery to guide them and position the implant. The robotic arm cannot make decisions on its own or move in any way without the surgeon to guide it.

4. How is Mako different from manual surgery?

Mako helps in creating a personalized plan before the surgery and better fit of the implant during the surgery thereby providing higher precision, faster recovery and lesser pain compared to the manual surgery.

5. Who can have Mako robotic arm assisted surgery?

If you are experiencing severe hip or knee pain (due to a degenerative condition like Osteoarthritis), Dr. Narayan Hulse may suggest Mako Robotic hip or knee replacement surgery. This entails removing the damaged joint (either the whole joint or just the damaged sections) and replacing it with a prosthetic implant. The procedure will be explained to you by Dr. Narayan Hulse. Book an appointment with Dr. Narayan Hulse to know more. 

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