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Baylor Health Care System > Specialties & Services > Orthopedics > Robotic-assisted Hip & Knee Procedures

Robotic-assisted Hip & Knee Procedures 

MAKOplasty® is a robotic arm surgeons on the medical staff at select Baylor Scott & White medical centers can use to assist in total hip replacement and partial knee resurfacing procedures. The robotic arm is designed to help surgeons achieve a heightened level of precision, helping improve outcomes for patients.

Total Hip Replacement

Robotic-assisted total hip replacement is designed for patients with degenerative hip joint disease caused by osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis or hip dysplasia. It uses real-time imaging information and images of your hip to help accurate implant placement.

Benefits may include:

  • Reduced likelihood of hip dislocation
  • More consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift
  • Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together, potentially improving the lifetime of the implant

Partial Knee Resurfacing

Partial knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee. During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.

Using robotic assistance during resurfacing may allow for:

  • Ideal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Less scarring/smaller incision
  • The procedure to be performed on an outpatient basis
  • More rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities

For a referral to an orthopedic specialist to learn if robotic surgery is right for you, search now or call 1.800.4BAYLOR.