Total hip replacement surgery with Mako

Mako can be used for Total Hip Replacement (THR), which is a procedure designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip.

The Mako technology provides patient-specific 3-D models to pre-plan your hip replacement. During surgery, surgeons guide the Stryker robotic-arm based on your patient-specific plan. This helps them to focus on removal of diseased bone, helping preserve healthy bone, and assists them in positioning the total hip implant based on your anatomy.

How it works 

Have a plan personalized for you

It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.

In the operating room

During surgery, a surgeon guides the robotic-arm while preparing the hip socket and positioning the implant based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako system also allows him to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When he prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides him within the pre-defined area and helps prevent him from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.1,2

After surgery

An x-ray of a total hip replacement for Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your x-ray of your new hip replacement may be reviewed with you.

Contact us today at 617-636-8888 to see if Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for hip replacement is right for you.


1 Nawabi DH, Conditt MA, Ranawat AS, Dunbar NJ, Jones J, Banks SA, Padgett DE. Haptically guided robotic technology in total hip arthroplasty – a cadaver investigation. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2013 Marc 22 7(3): 302-9.

2 Illgen R. Robotic assisted total hip arthroplasty improves accuracy and clinical outcome compared with manual technique. 44th Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course. October 7-10, 2014, Cambridge, MA.