Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Many people throughout Central Florida suffer from hip pain, preventing them from participating in the activities they love. In many cases, hip pain may even prevent patients from walking, driving or caring for themselves.
Dr. Manaswi, total joint specialist, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon has helped thousands of patients in Central Florida regain their mobility and comfort with robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement surgery. Learn more about this technology and how it is changing patients’ lives…
A New Solution for Patients With Joint Disease
Robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement (arthroplasty) is a surgical procedure designed for patients who suffer from degenerative joint disease (DJD). This condition frequently (but not always) causes the joint to become inflamed, which can make movement very painful, oftentimes causing patients to use the diseased joint less, leading to a limited range of motion and further pain and stiffness.
Types of DJD include:
- Avascular necrosis (AVN)
- Hip dysplasia
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the hip because the hip bears the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the hip can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.
- Pain while putting weight on the affected hip
- Limping to lessen the weight-bearing pressure of affected hip
- Pain that may radiate to the groin, lower back, or down the thigh to the knee
- Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact activities
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication
About Robotic Hip Replacement
Robotic hip replacement surgery is a three-step process, completely customized for each patient’s unique anatomy.
During this procedure, your damaged hip joint is replaced with implants that recreate the ball and socket of a healthy hip. This can reduce pain and restore your hip function.
- Approximately one to two weeks before surgery, Dr. Manaswi will order a CT scan of the hip joint. The scan is then loaded into a software program that builds a 3D virtual model of your anatomy.
- In the operating room, Dr. Manaswi uses the custom 3D model to aid in preparing the hip socket and placing the implant. This part of the procedure is done with a robotic-arm, which helps improve accurate placement and alignment of the implant. The use of robotic technology also helps decrease the risk of implant/bone friction.
- After the procedure, your joint replacement team will help you through recovery and rehabilitation. Physical therapy following this type of minimally invasive hip replacement typically begins immediately after you wake up from surgery. A physical therapist will help you move from the hospital bed to a chair; you will learn how to improve joint mobility and strength in the days and weeks ahead.
Creating the custom plan
Hip replacement surgery
Implant Planning Step 1
Implant Planning Step 2
Implant Planning Step 3
Implant Planning Step 4
Reduction Results Part 1
Reduction Results Part 2
Reduction Results Part 3
After a Total Hip Replacement
After receiving a robotic hip replacement in our facility, many patients are able to return to the following activities:
- Light Hiking
- Low-impact Sports
Keep in mind, results may vary from patient to patient. Talk to Dr Manaswi for more information.
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