Causes of You Hip Pain
Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of your hip and knee joints. When your hip becomes diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.
One common cause of hip pain is Osteoarthritis (OA). OA is sometimes called degenerative arthritis because it is a “wearing out” condition involving the breakdown of cartilage and bones. With osteoarthritis, the cushioning cartilage at the end of the femur may have work down, making walking painful as bone rubs against bone.
Did you know? Approximately 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis.
What is hip replacement surgery?
Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery involves the removal of arthritic bone and damaged cartilage and replacing them with hip implants that are designed to replicate the hip joint.
During surgery, the femur (head of the thigh bone) is replaced with a metal stem and the acetabulum (hip socket) is fitted with a metal cup. The artificial ball is placed on a metal stem, and the artificial socket is lined with polyethylene (a durable plastic).
Stryker, the company who developed Mako robotics and technology, has worked with surgeons to develop innovative products to be utilized in THR. Mako robotic-arm technology can be used for THR, which is a procedure designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative join disease of the hip. This technology provides your surgeon with a patient-specific 3D model to pre-plan your hip replacement. During surgery, your surgeon guides the Mako robotic-arm based on your patient-specific surgical plan. This helps the surgeon to focus on removal of diseased bone, helping preserve health bone, and assists your surgeon in positioning the total hip implant based on your anatomy.
Did you know? Most patients who undergo total hip replacement are between the ages of 50 – 80?
Total Hip Replacement with Mako Technology
- It’s your move. It’s your decision. Questions to Ask Your Doctor at Your Next Appointment.
- Am I a candidate for the Mako robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement surgery?
- Could a total hip replacement help provide me with relief from my hip pain?
- What are the benefits and potential risks involved with total hip replacement surgery?
- How long does it typically take to recover from surgery?
- Is osteoarthritis a factor in my hip pain?
- Will reducing activity, taking pain or prescription medication, or adding physical therapy help ease my pain?
How does Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery works?
Click here to read our step by step guide to Mako robotic surgery.
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