Robotics in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Current Concepts

Emily K.C. Bullock, Michael J. Brown, Gavin Clark, James G.A. Plant, William G. Blakeney

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


This current concepts article reviews the literature pertaining to the use of robot-assisted systems in total hip arthroplasty (THA). The bulk of the literature is regarding the MAKO (currently the most used system worldwide) and the historic ROBODOC robotic systems. There is a paucity of literature available on other systems, with several still in pilot-phase development. Whilst the evidence shows improved radiological outcomes with robotic THA, functional outcomes are equivocal between conventional and robotic techniques. Acceptance of robotic THA worldwide is limited by its accessibility including cost, and by already exceptional results with the conventional technique. It is, however, a rapidly developing area of orthopaedic surgery. This article discusses the history of robotics in THA, current surgical techniques, functional and radiological outcomes, and ongoing avenues for development.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6674
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Robotics in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Current Concepts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this