Total hip replacement surgery involves the removal of the damaged portions of the hip joint and replacing it with an artificial component.
Indications for Total Hip Replacement Surgery
- Patients with osteoarthritis of the hip who are experiencing severe pain or deformity that affects daily life.
- Patients who do not response to non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis, such as losing weight, medication, and physical therapy.
What is MAKOplasty®?
MAKOplasty® for Total Hip Replacement Surgery
The problems frequently found in total hip replacement surgery include the risks of dislocation of the artificial hip, uneven legs, and shortened life span of the artificial hip. These can result in repeated surgery that may not be nearly as effective as the original surgery was.
The components of the robotic arm used for surgery are the arm itself, a three-dimensional imaging system, and a computer that controls all functions so they correspond to each other. The robotic arm allows doctors to meticulously plan the surgery and increases precision of the surgery, reducing the risks of mistakes being made during the procedure.
Advantages of Total Hip Replacement Surgery with MAKOplasty®
- The artificial hip can be placed more precisely, reducing complications that can occur from misplacing the hip, such as dislocation, and extending the lifespan of the artificial hip to even longer than normal.
- Most patients (90%) are able to walk with an assisting device within 24 hours after the procedure.
- The surgical site is small, there is minimal blood loss, and recovery is fast. Patients usually spend only three days at the hospital.
Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
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