Mako™ Robotic Arm Assisted Hip Arthroplasty (Replacement)

Dr Kiyork is one of several surgeons in Sydney to be trained to use this technology.

The Mako™ robotic arm assisted platform is now available for use with hip replacement surgery at Sydney Adventist Hospital. This exciting and advanced technology allows for high levels of accuracy in acetabular bone reaming as well as placement of the acetabular component. Dr Kiyork is very happy to be able offer this technique when indicated.

A pre-operative CT scan of the pelvis is performed. This allows three dimensional measurements to be made of the acetabulum as well as length and offset. This surgeon is able to plan, in three dimensions, cup placement in terms of depth, inclination and ante-version. The Mako robotic arm then helps the surgeon achieve the pre-operative planned resection and implantation of the cup to a high degree of accuracy.

As in all cases, each individual patient’s situation differs and a formal clinical assessment is made before treatment is recommended, whether that treatment be non-operative or operative. The decision to go ahead with surgery, if indicated, is made with informed consent of the patient.

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  Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and not to be taken as specific advice. Please contact Dr Kiyork's rooms about whether a robotic hip replacement is appropriate for your individual situation.