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Surgeons perform over half a million hip replacements annually in the US, providing a definitive solution to help people with hip arthritis stay active.1 Let’s explore the crucial role that robotics plays in hip replacement surgery, revolutionizing the way these procedures are performed and improving patient outcomes.

Precision and Accuracy

Robotic systems utilize advanced imaging technology to create 3D models of the patient's anatomy, allowing surgeons to plan and execute the procedure with remarkable precision.


Every patient's anatomy is unique, and robotic systems allow for greater personalization of hip replacement procedures. Surgeons can tailor the surgery to the specific needs and anatomy of each patient, optimizing implant placement and alignment.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Robotic-assisted hip replacement surgery often enables surgeons to perform the procedure using minimally invasive techniques. Surgeons can access the hip joint with greater precision while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissues. Minimally invasive surgery results in shorter recovery times, less postoperative pain, and reduced risk of complications.

Enhanced Visualization

Robotic systems have high-definition cameras and real-time imaging that allows for better visibility of the surgical site, allowing surgeons to make informed decisions and adjust their approach as needed. Enhanced visualization leads to more accurate placement of implants and improved overall surgical outcomes.

Improved Implant Longevity

The precise placement of implants used in robotic-assisted surgery can lead to improved longevity of hip replacements. Proper alignment and positioning reduce wear and tear on the implant, decreasing the likelihood of premature failure or revision surgery.

Robotics has revolutionized the field of hip replacement surgery. As technology continues to advance, the crucial role of robotics in orthopedic surgery will only continue to grow, paving the way for further innovation and advancements in patient care.

AUTHOR: Dr. Christopher W. Palmer, DO is board certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon at Signature Medical Group in Missouri, specializing in robotic assisted hip and knee replacement. Dr. Palmer has specialized training in the Mako SmartRobotics ™ System with a focus on compassionate, individualized patient care.

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