The hip is a ball and socket joint made up of the femur (thigh bone) and pelvic bone. The ball-shaped head of the femur fits within the socket-shaped acetabulum of the pelvic bone to form the hip joint. Smooth movement of the hip is facilitated by the shape of the ball and socket and the presence of cartilage tissue.
Regaining smooth movement of the hip and improving hip pain are priorities in those who require hip replacement surgery. Your surgeon may suggest robotic-assisted hip replacement surgery to treat your damaged hip.
Common indications for robotic hip surgery are:
- Pain or disability not responsive to conservative treatments
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Avascular necrosis (AVN)
- Hip dysplasia