You have a new treatment option with faster recovery for total hip replacement. We're proud to be the first hospital in central Ohio offering this leading-edge technology that uses a robotic arm to assist surgeons – because there is no routine hip surgery.

What is robotic hip replacement?

MAKOplasty® Hip is a total hip replacement performed using a robotic arm system that helps doctors achieve a new level of precision in surgery. This exactness in placing and aligning your implant allows you to spend less time in the operating room, in recovery and away from activities you enjoy. 

MAKOplasty® Hip is a treatment option for people suffering with noninflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip. 


Who is a candidate?

If you are a candidate for hip replacement, you are a candidate for robotic hip replacement surgery.



How does it work? 

You begin with a CT scan of your hip that is used to generate a 3-D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is used to create your personalized preoperative plan.


What happens in the operating room? 

Using the robotic arm, the surgeon will prepare the hip socket and position the implant based on your personalized plan. The MAKO system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. All of these factors work together to precisely align the implant: your specialized plan, the robotic arm’s precision, the flexibility to make changes and the expertise of your surgeon.

What happens after surgery? 

After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back to your favorite activities. Your care team will closely monitor your condition and progress as you get back on the move. 

What are the benefits of robotic surgery? 

Because the replacement model and implant alignment are more precise with robotic surgery, most patients heal faster and spend less time in the operating room, hospital and physical therapy. You could expect a quicker return to work and the recreation or hobbies that you enjoy. 

Tell me more!

Ready to talk to an Ohio State clinician?  Call 614-688-7530 to schedule an appointment or download our free patient guide to robotic hip surgery to learn more about the benefits of this innovative procedure.