Robotic-Assisted Hip Replacement in New York City

What is a computer-assisted or robotic-assisted hip replacement?

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which damaged surfaces of the hip joint are removed and replaced with prosthetic implants. To achieve greater accuracy and precision, your doctor may perform what is known as a computer or robotic-assisted hip replacement.

The computerized guides or robotic arm system can help your doctor provide greater accuracy and precision when removing damaged bone installing your implant.

Why is computer-guided and robotic-assisted technology used in hip replacement procedures?

Computer-guided and robotic-assisted technology may be used in hip replacement procedures to help your doctor achieve greater accuracy and precision versus the traditional instruments used in a hip replacement procedure. If you are considering a total hip replacement, computer-guided and robotic-arm assisted technology can help your doctor:

  • Achieve greater accuracy and precision
  • Gain a better view of the area of operation
  • Map out and plan your surgery in advance
  • Provide you with a personalized treatment plan
  • Target and remove damaged surfaces
  • Preserve healthy bone

What does a computer-guided or robotic-assisted hip replacement procedure involve?

A robotic-assisted hip replacement involves your doctor replacing the damaged femoral head and the damaged surface of the acetabulum to restore the functionality of your hip joint. First, prior to surgery, your doctor will perform advanced imaging in order to create a 3D plan for your surgery. Next, your doctor will “prepare” the affected bone, gently removing damaged bone and cartilage with the aid of these advanced technologies, which keeps your doctor within pre-specified boundaries of the procedure plan — allowing your doctor to remove damaged bone while leaving healthy surrounding areas and bone untouched. Once the bone is ready, your doctor will then implant prosthetic components in place of the bone and cartilage that were removed. After surgery, your doctor may take X-rays to assess the final results. Your doctor may also discuss a postoperative plan to help guide you along the recovery process.

What are the benefits of a robotic-assisted hip replacement?

The benefit of a computer-guided or robotic-arm assisted hip replacement procedure is that it can help your doctor achieve greater surgical accuracy and precision in comparison to traditional guides used in hip replacement surgery. A combination of pre-operative imaging in functional positions of sitting and standing, computerized guides and robotic-arm assisted technology can also help your doctor map out a personalized procedure plan based on your unique treatment needs. Overall, robotic-arm assisted technology can help your doctor:

  • Achieve greater accuracy and precision
  • Gain a better view of the area of operation
  • Map out and plan your surgery in advance
  • Provide you with a personalized treatment plan
  • Target and remove damaged surfaces
  • Preserve healthy bone

If you are experiencing hip pain that is interfering with your daily activities and are interested in robotic-assisted hip replacement, a consultation with an experienced orthopaedic specialist may be the first step towards helping you regain mobility, return to your normal daily activities, and get back in the game. Here, at our practice, Dr. David Mayman provides personalized treatment solutions paired with cutting-edge technology to deliver total patient care and optimal results. Call 212.774.2024 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.