Holy Cross Hospital, the first in the world to perform a MAKOplasty robotic arm-assisted partial knee procedure in 2006; is now the first in Broward County to offer MAKOplasty® Hip, the latest innovation in total hip replacement surgery performed using the RIO® system, a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables the accurate alignment and positioning of implants.
At the forefront of orthopedic innovation, Holy Cross was among the first to pioneer total hip arthroplasty, robotic arm-assisted knee surgery, all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic hip surgery and reverse shoulder replacement. The addition of MAKOplasty robotic arm assisted total hip replacement continues the hospital’s commitment to providing the community with access to leading technologies and superior patient care.
Accurate alignment and positioning of implants using traditional manual total hip replacement techniques can be challenging. Massachusetts General Hospital recently reported in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research that of 1,823 hip replacement patients treated over a sustained period of study, only 50% had acetabular cups positioned in the acceptable range of proper inclination and version.
MAKOplasty Hip is designed to assist surgeons in attaining a new level of reproducible precision in surgery, to restore patients’ confidence in their mobility and help them return to active lifestyles.
MAKOplasty Hip may be a treatment option for people who suffer from either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.