Exciting breakthroughs in total hip replacement with trusted Stryker® prostheses are available at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, where board-certified orthopedic surgeon Stephen Raterman, MD employs advanced technologies into everyday practice to help his patients regain mobility and lead healthy, active lives. One example of such technology is the Mako robotic-arm assisted surgical system, which merges industry-leading Stryker implants with robotic innovation from MAKO to achieve outstanding results with reduced post-operative discomfort.

If you are imagining a robot performing hip replacement surgery, we are happy to inform you that’s not the case at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. Rather, Stryker® hip replacement surgical system with Mako robotic technology allows Dr. Raterman to create a 3D virtual model of your hip joint, which is uploaded into the Mako software and used to design a pre-operative plan that’s tailored to your unique anatomy. Referencing this plan, Dr. Raterman guides a robotic arm to remove damaged portions of the hip and install prostheses with incredible precision, thereby restoring function in the joint.

With all this said, Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine understands that fancy words and medical jargon aren’t very impressive if you are in living with unrelenting hip pain. Your top concern is finding a real, lasting solution. As our patient, you can be assured that you will receive world-class care from Dr. Raterman ¬– a true pioneer in the field of joint replacement ¬– and the rest of our compassionate team. We won’t be satisfied until you are able to return to the activities you enjoy, whether that’s taking a stroll on the beach, playing hide-and-seek with the grandkids, or simply being able to perform everyday actions comfortably.

Contact the Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine to learn more about our Stryker® hip replacement procedures or our other innovative solutions to chronic joint pain. Patients who meet certain criteria may be candidates for hip joint resurfacing, a breakthrough procedure that is less invasive than total joint replacement.

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