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MAKO Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering with hip pain from arthritis or injury, and you have not experienced relief with conservative treatment options, MAKO Robotic-Assisted joint replacement may be right for you.

Prior to surgery, a CT scan of your hip joint is completed so the MAKO system can generate a 3D virtual model of your unique, individual anatomy. The 3D model allows your doctor see anatomical details that may not be sees with traditional 2D x-ray alone. This additional information helps your surgeon determine the optimal size, placement and positioning of your new joint implant.

MAKO Preoperative 3D Planning

In the operating room, your surgeon will follow your personalized preoperative surgical plan to prepare the bone for the new implant. Your surgeon guides MAKO’s robotic arm within a predefined area. MAKO's AccuStop™ technology assists the surgeon to stay within the pre-planned boundaries defined within your personalized preoperative plan. By guiding your surgeon, MAKO’s AccuStop™ technology allows your surgeon to cut more precisely and limit damage to surrounding soft tissues.

Preoperative hip with degenerative cartilage disease.
Postoperative joint with new hip implant in place.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides MAKO’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the hip joint. MAKO SmartRobotics™ does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move autonomously without the surgeon guiding it. MAKO SmartRobotics™ also provides intraoperative data to allow your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan  as needed and optimize joint replacement outcomes.

MAKO Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Replacement Advantages

  • More accurate placement and alignment of hip implants based on the surgical plan.
  • Less likelihood of hip dislocation.
  • Reduced blood loss.
  • Replication of the feeling of a natural hip.
  • Preservation of healthy bone.

Dr. Cory Calendine is an experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with specific expertise robotic-assisted hip and knee replacement. Please contact our office or schedule an appointment today to discuss your individualized joint pain treatment program.

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Cory Calendine, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and founding partner of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee at Williamson County Hospital in Franklin, TN. Dr. Calendine is an expert in Joint Replacement, specializing in Hip and Knee Surgery. From diagnosis through treatment, the Orthopaedic Surgical experts at the Bone and Joint Institute use the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. For more information, please contact our office or schedule your appointment today.  

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