RIO Orthopedic System
Learn how a robotic arm helps our surgeons create longer lasting joints with painless range of motion.
For people in need of knee or hip repair, new technology has allowed us to enter a bold new frontier in joint replacement procedures: a way to personalize treatment with a less invasive surgical approach for a more lasting, natural feeling.
When compared with traditional open surgery, our MAKOplasty® procedures using the RIO robotic arm can offer:
- Smaller incisions and less pain
- Optimal implant placement and alignment
- Ability to preserve healthy bone and tissue—only diseased portions are removed
- Faster recovery and shorter hospital stays
- More natural feeling after surgery
- More consistency in leg length, and decreased risk of dislocation, following hip surgery
CarePoint Health is one of the first healthcare systems in the region to offer MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing and MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement procedures using the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System at Hoboken University Medical Center.
This surgeon-controlled robotic arm system enables accurate alignment and placement of implants. It enables surgeons to personalize partial knee and total hip arthroplasties to achieve optimal results at a level of accuracy and reproducibility previously unattainable with conventional instrumentation.
The RIO System features a patient-specific visualization system and proprietary tactile robotic arm technology that is integrated with intelligent surgical instruments. It assists surgeons in pre-planning and in treating each patient uniquely and with consistently reproducible procedure.
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing
This is a treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. It is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery. A pre-surgical plan is created based on a CT scan of the patient’s own knee, and the surgeon uses the robotic arm during surgery to resurface the diseased portion of the knee, sparing healthy bone and surrounding tissue for a more natural feeling knee. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement
Using this approach to hip replacement surgery, RIO provides visualization of the joint and biomechanical data to guide the bone preparation and implant positioning to match the pre-surgical plan. After first preparing the femur or thighbone, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to accurately ream and shape the acetabulum socket in the hip, and then implant the cup at the correct depth and orientation. The surgeon then implants the femoral implant. MAKOplasty offers the confidence of more accurate cup placement and accurate leg length restoration.