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MAKOplasty® Enables a New Level of Accuracy for Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacement
Hartford Hospital was first in Greater Hartford to offer patients this new tool in orthopedic surgery: MAKOplasty® for partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement procedures uses the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. RIO is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables even more precise alignment and placement of implants.
RIO enables surgeons to personalize partial knee and total hip arthroplasties to achieve optimal results with a level of accuracy previously unattainable with conventional instrumentation. The RIO System features a patient-specific visualization system and robotic arm technology that is integrated with surgical instruments. It assists surgeons in pre-planning and treating each patient uniquely.
During MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement surgery, RIO provides visualization of the joint and biomechanical data to guide the bone preparation and implant positioning to match the pre-surgical plan. After first preparing the femur or thighbone, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to accurately shape the acetabulum socket in the hip, and then implant the cup at the correct depth and orientation. The surgeon then positions the femoral implant. MAKOplasty® offers the confidence of more accurate cup placement and accurate leg length restoration.
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