MAKO Technology Means a Faster Recovery
As we just mentioned, MAKO robotic-assisted technology allows Dr. Martin to access the hip joint through a much smaller incision. Not only does MAKO technology make the overall procedure much more precise, but using an anterior approach rather than going in through the side of the thigh and buttocks also means fewer muscles must be cut.
The result is a shorter surgery, and a much shorter recovery period — on average, two to three weeks — versus six to eight or more with traditional types of hip replacement techniques.
Recovery times vary from patient to patient, but, generally speaking, MAKO technology cuts the time needed to recover after surgery by 50% or more. It virtually always results in less pain, as well.