The Procedure

Experience Life Without Hip Pain...Again.

At Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, we understand how important it is to live a carefree, pain-free life. That’s why we are proud to introduce the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This total hip replacement procedure uses the latest techniques and is designed to restore your mobility and active lifestyle. This innovative solution was designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. The RIO procedure enables surgeons to achieve a new level of precision.

RIO technology provides your surgeon a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your hip replacement. During the procedure, tactile, visual and auditory feedback, along with real-time data, assist your surgeon in preparing the hip joint and placing the implants in the desired orientation with more accuracy.

If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the RIO procedure, he will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip one or two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant placement.

RIO Total Hip Replacement may:

  1. Facilitate optimal implant placement
  2. Enhance stability and mobility
  3. Restore an active lifestyle

RIO is typically covered by Medicare insurance. Be sure to check with your private health insurers.