Understanding Mako Hip Replacement Surgery: Precision for Enhanced Recovery

  • by Nicholas Heiskell
  • March 4, 2024
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

Hip replacement surgery has come a long way. Gone are the days of long hospital stays and larger incisions thanks to the innovative Mako hip replacement procedure. Using the most technologically advanced robotic arm system, the Mako hip replacement process is guided by sophisticated imaging and machine learning technology.

First, a personalized surgical plan is created for each patient well before the procedure. Using a 3D model of the patient’s hip joint, surgeons plan the placement and alignment of the hip implant before making any incisions. This preoperative planning significantly enhances the accuracy of the procedure, minimizing complications and maximizing implant longevity.

During the surgery, the Mako robotic arm provides real-time feedback. This dynamic guidance ensures the implants are positioned with remarkable precision. The result is better functional outcomes and a reduced risk of postoperative complications like dislocation or leg length discrepancies.

Thanks to the precision of the robotic system, Mako hip replacement surgery can be completed through the minimally invasive direct anterior approach. Smaller incisions mean less trauma to surrounding tissues and quicker healing time, with most patients returning home the same day as surgery. Plus, patients can look forward to improved joint stability, better range of motion and a smoother rehabilitation process.

This technology, made possible through generous donations to Halifax Health – Foundation, is revolutionizing the way hip joint replacements are performed offering personalized planning and real-time guidance to revolutionize the way surgeons approach hip joint replacements.

If you are looking for a Mako hip replacement or more information, contact visit halifaxhealth.com/mako