Mako Technology™ - Hip Replacement

If you’re tired of living with hip pain, an Allegheny Health Network (AHN) specialist can help. Conditions like osteoarthritis or degenerative hip joint disease can make it difficult to walk or even sit comfortably. If your doctor recommends surgery, Mako™ Total Hip Arthroplasty may be an option. Our expert knowledge of this minimally invasive technology can help you quickly get the relief you need.

Mako™ total hip arthroplasty

AHN offers Mako™ Total Hip Arthroplasty as an alternative to traditional total hip replacement surgery. If you suffer with inflammatory or non-inflammatory degenerative hip joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis, the Mako™ Robotic-Arm-assisted procedure may be right for you.

The state-of-the art Mako™ System enables surgeons to create a 3-D model of your bone anatomy before the procedure. It allows them develop your unique surgical plan so they may place your implant with accuracy and precision.

Benefits over traditional total hip replacement

Mako™ Total Hip Arthroplasty is designed to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement. It can help doctors restore your mobility and an active lifestyle. The benefits over traditional total hip replacement include:

  • Improved accuracy in placement of the hip implant using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. This can reduce the likelihood of hip dislocation.
  • More precise consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift.
  • Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together. This may improve the lifetime of the implant.

Candidates for Mako™ hip surgery

If your symptoms aren’t responding to non-surgical solutions, or your pain can no longer be controlled by medication or other means, your doctor may recommend surgery. The state-of-the-art Mako™ Total Hip Arthroplasty is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. AHN’s specialty trained, Mako™-certified orthopedic surgeons perform the procedure.

If your care team determines you are a good candidate, they will perform a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip one to two weeks before your surgery date. This will help them create your unique surgical plan to ensure the most precise placement of your implant.

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Call (412) DOCTORS  (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment to learn more about AHN Orthopaedic services.


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