Robotic hip replacement is one of the recent advances in medical technology that is making hip replacement surgery easier and more successful than ever before. Orthopedic surgeons can now customize hip replacement surgery to closely match the unique anatomy of each patient. This results in a precisely fitting, long-lasting, and well-functioning hip implant.
The robotic hip replacement technology includes a highly-sophisticated software which, in combination with a CT scan, can create detailed 3D images of the patient’s musculoskeletal structures. The surgeon can thus precisely plan the procedure to the minutest detail before a single incision is made.
Precise implant placement
During the surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm to the location of placement of the hip implant with the help of interactive data which is updated in real time. With the robotic arm the surgeon can achieve highly precise implant positioning and make adjustments during the procedure for exact alignment.
Reduced failure rate
Using CT-derived simulation, the surgeon positions the implant in a manner that allows for natural movement patterns to minimize the stress on the hip resulting in less friction and wear and tear of the implant. Problems such as leg length discrepancy and implant breakdown are less likely to occur with robotic hip replacement.
Robotic hip replacement allows the surgeon to preserve as much of the health bone tissue as possible while only removing damaged or necrotic tissue.
Robotic hip replacement may be successfully performed for those with degenerative joint disease of the hip that have failed conservative treatments. Although complete rehabilitation may take a couple of months, more patients can immediately enjoy pain free mobility after robotic hip replacement and are up and about within a day or two after surgery.
If you have sustained a hip injury or suffer from osteoarthritis of the hips that is limiting your lifestyle, contact your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon to see if you might benefit from robotic hip replacement.
Dr. Domb is a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the hip, shoulder and knee. A noted pioneer in advanced new techniques in hip arthroscopy, he delivers innovative treatments for patients with hip injuries such as impingement and labral tears. Dr. Domb is also an expert in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, adept in specialized techniques including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and all-inside ACL reconstruction.