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Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists, in partnership with LRGHealthcare is pleased to offer this innovative, robotic arm guided total hip arthroplasty surgery. LRGHealthcare is the first and only hospital in NH to offer MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty and MAKOplasty® Knee Resurfacing.
Minimally Invasive Procedure ► Quicker Rehabilitation ► More Natural Motion
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (Replacement) is an innovative, breakthrough solution for those suffering with painful degenerative joint disease. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, which allows for a new level of precision in hip replacement and is designed to enhance stability and to increase range of motion.
During the surgery, the robotic arm guides the surgeon in preparing the pelvis socket and positioning the implants. Real time information and images allow the surgeon to know and control accurate implant placement.
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement benefits may include:
As a total hip replacement procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
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What is degenerative joint disease?
Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a common cause of hip pain. DJD is a chronic condition affecting millions of Americans, often resulting in loss of an active lifestyle and quality of life.
There are different types of DJD that may cause hip pain. These include but are not limited to:
Other factors can include:
The most common symptom of degenerative Joint disease of the hip is pain, which may occur in four places:
• Outside the hip
• Lower area of the back
• Thigh to the knee (or below)
Pain from the hip is commonly mistaken for back pain, and may be treated as such until the diagnosis of DJD is made. Degenerative joint disease of the hip is a loss of cartilage, or lining, of the hip joint. The cartilage serves as a cushion and allows for smooth movement of the hip. When cartilage wears away, and the ball-and-socket bones touch it creates bone-on-bone contact. This contact creates pain from rubbing together, swelling, and stiffness.
Non-surgical treatment options are often the first line of defense. This can include resting the hip from overuse, gentle exercise (such as swimming), or over the counter medicines to manage the pain. If your symptoms are not responding to non-surgical solutions, you may be a candidate for total hip replacement.
Am I a candidate?
If your symptoms aren’t responding to non-surgical solutions, or your pain can no longer be controlled by medication, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty, a procedure also known as total hip replacement. Only your surgeon can determine if MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement is right for you.
A MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement candidate may experience the following: