Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

MAKO Hip Surgery
in Scottsdale


MAKO Robotic-Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan for your anterior hip replacement. First, Greater Phoenix Orthopedics in Scottsdale, AZ orders a CT scan of the diseased joint. Your CT scan is uploaded into the MAKO System, where a virtual 3D model of your hip is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist Dr. Martin in performing your total hip replacement.

Minimally Invasive
Quicker Recovery
Proven Results

Robotic Anterior Hip Replacement

There are different types of hip surgeries: total, partial replacement and resurfacing. Anterior total hip replacement surgery entails removing your damaged bone and cartilage in the joint and replacing each part with an implant.

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint and during a replacement at the ball end of the thigh bone (femoral head) is replaced with a metal stem and a ceramic ball that is secured to the top of the stem. The hip socket (acetabulum) is reinforced with a metal cup lined with a durable plastic (polyethylene). The femoral and acetabular components work together to form the ball and socket which recreates the rotational movement of your natural hip

Traditional Hip Replacement vs. Direct Anterior Approach

Traditional Hip Replacement

During a traditional replacement, the surgeon will operate on the patient from the side and the incision is on the side of the thigh and buttocks. Many of the muscles surrounding the posterior portion of the joint are cut.

Direct Anterior Approach

Using the Direct Anterior Approach, we perform the entire procedure from the front. Another difference is the length of the incision Posterior and other approaches often require a 10-12 inch incision whereas Greater Phoenix only uses a 4-6 inch incision.

Who Is A Candidate For Anterior Hip Replacement with MAKO?

Patients who suffer from debilitating hip pain that does not respond to conservative treatments such as physical therapy, oral medications, activity modification, and weight loss are typical candidates for anterior total hip replacement in Scottsdale. Replacements are intended to fix the degenerative joint disease, which causes intractable pain. Forms of degenerative joint disease include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, dysplasia, and avascular necrosis.

The average recovery time for hip replacement using MAKO technology can be as soon as two weeks. Traditional surgery techniques can be as long as six to eight weeks. Robotic-assisted surgery helps for a speedier recovery and patients typically get moving again sooner.

Following Your Personalized Plan

Greater Phoenix Orthopedics follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. We guide the robotic-arm within the guidelines of your 3D surgical plan while the robot provides visual, physical, and auditory feedback so the arm remains within your plan’s boundaries. By abiding by the preoperative plan your implants are placed precisely for your anatomy, allowing for longer-lasting implants and reduced risk of postoperative malfunction after anterior hip surgery.

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