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Orthopedic Surgery

If you suffer from hip or knee pain and need a total hip or partial knee replacement, there’s a new option. Chippenham Hospital is proud to offer our patients an alternative to treating hip or knee osteoarthritis. The MAKOplasty® robotic arm is an advanced technology that assists surgeons in restoring your mobility and active lifestyle. And, in Central Virginia, you can only get it at Chippenham Hospital.

MAKOplasty® is powered by the surgeon-controlled RIO® robotic arm system enabling advanced treatment options for more accurate hip and knee implant placement. The robotic arm technology enables surgeons to more accurately achieve the biomechanical alignments that are planned to fit the patient’s unique anatomy.

If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the MAKOplasty procedure, he or she will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip or knee one or two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant replacement.

Your physician should discuss the specific risks associated with MAKOplasty® and other treatment options with you. In addition, you should be informed of any pre-operative and post-operative instructions by your surgeon or his or her staff.

As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty® is typically covered by Medicare insurers — check with your private health insurers. In some cases it may be performed on an outpatient basis depending on what your surgeon determines is the right course of treatment for you.

Locations where this procedure is performed:

Chippenham Hospital