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MAKOplasty Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Total Hip and Partial Knee Replacement 

Farrer Park Hospital is the first private hospital in Singapore to o​ffer robotic hip replacement procedure via MAKO.


MAKO robotic-arm technology is a procedure designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip as well as the knee.
It is a minimally invasive surgery that uses robotic-arm based on a patient-specific plan.

Why MAKOplasty 
Minimally invasive
Smaller Incision 
Less Scarring 
Rapid Recovery 
Minimal Hospitalization 
The patient specific plan allows the surgeon to focus on removal of diseased bone helping preserve healthy bone. 
MAKOplasty aims to promote rapid relief from pain and helps you to return to daily activities as soon as possible.


What causes Hip and Knee Pain? 
Joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of your hip and knee joints. When your hip and/or knee become diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.

Symptoms of Hip and Knee Pain 
One of the common causes of hip and/or knee pain is Osteoarthritis (OA). OA is sometimes called degenerative arthritis because it is a “wearing out” condition involving the breakdown of cartilage and bones. With osteoarthritis, the cushioning cartilage at the end of the femur may have worn down making walking painful as bone rubs against bone.  

Prevalence of Total Hip Replacement and Partial Knee Replacement 
Most patients who undergo Total Hip Replacement are between the ages of 50-80
10 to 15% of all patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee may be eligible for Partial Knee Replacement 

What to expect 
Before Treatment - weeks prior to the Surgery 
Preparing for total hip replacement and partial knee replacement surgery begins weeks before the actual surgery. A CT scan of the joint will be taken and used to generate a 3D virtual model of your anatomy.
Below is a checklist outlining some tasks your surgeon may ask you to complete in the weeks prior to your surgery
Exercise under your doctor’s supervision 
Have a general physical examination 
Review Medications 
Stop Smoking 
Lose Weight 
Arrange a post-operative visit
Plan for post-operative rehabilitative care
Fast the night before 

After Treatment 
After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physiotherapist will set goals with you to get back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress.
Possible questions to ask your doctor before you choose the treatment 
What are the benefits and potential risks involved with total hip and or partial knee replacement 
How long does it take to recover from surgery 
Could a total hip and or  partial knee replacement help provide me with relief from my hip and knee pain respectively 
Am I a candidate for Robotic-Arm assisted surgery

For further information consult your doctor or call our staff for assistance.

By appointment only​​
​Farrer Park Hospital
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #02-01
Connexion, Singapore 217562 
Contact: (65) 6363 1818  
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