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Robotic Total Hip Replacement

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What is Robotic Total Hip Replacement?

Mako robotic arm-assisted total hip replacement represents a significant advancement in the field of orthopedic surgery, particularly in hip arthroplasty. This technology leverages the precision and consistency of robotic assistance to enhance the outcomes of total hip replacement surgeries. Here's how it works and the benefits it brings:

How It Works:

  1. Pre-Operative Planning: Before the surgery, a CT scan of the patient's hip is performed. This scan is then used to generate a 3D model of the patient's hip anatomy. The surgeon utilizes this model to plan the specifics of the hip replacement, including the size and placement of the implants.
  2. Intra-Operative Assistance: During the surgery, the Mako robotic arm is used to assist the surgeon. The system provides real-time, 3D visualization, helping the surgeon to adhere precisely to the pre-operative plan. It guides the surgeon in preparing the bone for the implant and positions the implant according to the predetermined specifications.
  3. Precision and Accuracy: The robotic arm enhances the surgeon's ability to perform the surgery with a level of precision and consistency that's difficult to achieve manually. It helps in accurately cutting the bone and placing the implant in the optimal position, which is crucial for the success of the surgery.


  1. Improved Outcomes: The precision of the robotic arm can lead to better alignment and positioning of the hip implant, which are critical factors in the success of the surgery and the longevity of the implant.
  2. Less Invasive: The technology allows for more targeted bone preparation and less soft tissue damage, making the procedure potentially less invasive compared to traditional methods.
  3. Quicker Recovery: With less tissue trauma and more accurate implant placement, patients may experience less pain post-surgery and potentially quicker recovery times.
  4. Customization: The pre-operative 3D planning allows the surgery to be customized to the patient's unique anatomy, improving the fit and function of the hip implant.


Mako robotic arm-assisted total hip replacement is a state-of-the-art procedure that brings together advanced imaging, robotic technology, and surgical expertise to improve the outcomes of hip replacement surgery. It signifies a move towards more personalized, precise, and minimally invasive surgical procedures in orthopedics. While promising, it's important for patients to discuss with their surgeons the best surgical approach for their specific situation, as the traditional methods continue to provide excellent results for many individuals.


When Dr Rewat suggests a Robotic Total Hip Replacement you will most probably have a lot of queries.

Here, he address the most common queries we get from our patients.

How does Robotic Total Hip Replacement differ from traditional hip replacement surgery?

Unlike traditional hip replacement surgery, where the surgeon relies on manual techniques and measurements, Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery utilizes robotic technology to create a personalized surgical plan based on the patient's anatomy. This enables greater accuracy and precision in implant placement, potentially leading to better outcomes.

Who is a candidate for Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery?

Candidates for Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery are typically individuals suffering from severe hip arthritis, hip pain, or hip damage who have not found relief from conservative treatments such as medication or physical therapy. Your orthopedic surgeon will assess your specific condition and medical history to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

What is the recovery process like after Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery?

The recovery process following Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery varies for each individual but typically involves physical therapy, pain management, and gradually increasing activity levels. Most patients are able to resume light activities within a few weeks and achieve full recovery within a few months.

How long does the Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery take?

The duration of Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery can vary depending on factors such as the patient's anatomy and the complexity of the procedure. On average, the surgery typically takes around two to three hours to complete.

Will I be able to move and bear weight on my hip normally after Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery?

Yes, one of the goals of Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery is to restore normal hip function and mobility. With proper rehabilitation and adherence to post-operative instructions, many patients experience significant improvement in hip function and pain relief.

Is Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery covered by insurance?

In many cases, Robotic Total Hip Replacement surgery is covered by insurance, although coverage may vary depending on your specific insurance plan and individual circumstances. It's advisable to consult with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and any potential out-of-pocket costs.