Total Hip Replacement with Mako SmartRobotics


Get Back to What You Love with Total Hip Replacement with Tidewater Orthopaedics and Mako SmartRobotics

Our hip joints play an integral role in mobility - enabling us to walk, run, twist, bend, and transfer weight smoothly and efficiently through a wide range of motion. The hip is a ball and socket joint, where the femoral head rotates within the acetabulum of the pelvis. Surrounding muscles stabilize this joint and generate its broad movement capability. At Tidewater Orthopaedics, we understand how crucial healthy hip function is for an active life. We offer a leading-edge robotic-assisted total hip replacement, the Mako SmartRobotics System. 

Using 3D CT scans of your unique joint anatomy to tailor implant positioning and alignment with a personalized surgical plan, we can be as precise as possible when replacing your hip. If hip arthritis or injury limits mobility and quality of life, precise robotic hip replacement can help get you moving comfortably again. Contact us today to learn more and take the first step toward relief.


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How Mako Works

Mako is an innovative solution for those suffering from painful hip arthritis. With the imaging available, Mako SmartRobotics allows the surgeon to plan for better outcomes like less pain and shorter recovery times than manual hip replacement surgery. 

We start with a CT scan so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy. No two humans are exactly alike regarding hip arthritis or joint degeneration. That's why the CT scan creates a 3D CT-based model of your hip. The surgeon uses this 3D model to create your personalized plan and will assist the surgeon during the procedure. It is important to remember that the Mako assists the surgeon but does not perform the surgery. Only the surgeon can guide the Mako to the specific points outlined in the surgical plan/ 

During the procedure, your surgeon will use the plan and the Mako to replace your hip within the predetermined area. The Mako supports the plan with AccuStop Technology by helping the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries of the preoperative plan. With the surgeon leading the surgery, he can adjust as needed to ensure the best fit for your new hip. 

The biggest benefit of the Mako SmartRobotics hip replacement is the precision it allows, along with shorter recovery times. Most patients go home the same day and start physical therapy immediately. 

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Dr. Colin Kingston Discusses the Benefits of Mako SmartRobotics for Total Hip Replacement

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