Pros and Cons of Robotic Assisted Surgery

Robotic knee and hip replacement surgery – using a state of the art robotic arm called MAKOplasty®  – has been hailed as a new era in orthopaedic surgery. Surgeons talk about improved clinical outcomes due to the fact that the robot can assist with increased accuracy of standard implant positioning  and exact achievement of the…

How MAKOplasty® is Transforming Total Hip Replacements

MAKOplasty® robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery is improving the success of total hip replacements and reducing the risks to patients. While it may seem a bit “space age” to have a robotic arm assisting in your surgery, there are multiple benefits to this new technology that are helping to transform people’s lives.

Hip replacement (Bonus Part 4): Returning to normal activities after hip replacement surgery

Following a hip replacement you may be surprised how quickly you can return to normal activities. Particularly with certain methods of hip replacement the personal outcomes show excellent results in minimising the amount of time you are off your feet. Staying active is important, but also not doing too much too soon is equally vital. Here we…

Hip replacement (Part 3 of 3): What to expect after hip replacement

Following on from last week’s article where we compared the Posterior and the Direct Anterior approaches to hip replacement, we now discuss important information about how best to take care of yourself post-surgery, both in hospital and when you are recovering at home. It is also important to understand any complications following surgery so you…

Hip replacement (Part 2 of 3): Posterior v Direct Anterior Approach

Following on from last week’s article regarding approaches to hip replacement, we now take a look in more detail at two different hip replacement approaches.The Posterior approach is the most commonly executed hip replacement surgery in the UK, accessing the joint from the back. The Direct Anterior approach (DAA) is less common with the surgeon…

Hip Replacement (Part 1 of 3): Approaches to Hip Replacement

As medicine is always advancing, there are now many different ways, or “approaches”, to perform hip replacement surgery. The approach that would best suit you depends on the nature of your condition or injury. A specialist orthopaedic surgeon will be able to discuss your options with you. However, certain approaches are becoming more popular as…

Preparing for hip surgery

Hip surgery is a common procedure these days and whilst non-invasive treatment options, such as anti-inflammatory medication, targeted physiotherapy, injections or hip braces are usually explored first, a hip replacement can often be the best option. There is naturally an element of risk with all medical procedures, however, specialist guidance can help you to prepare you…