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…

A Rupture or a Tear – What’s the Difference?

The terms “rupture” and “tear” tend to be used interchangeably when referring to tendon and ligament injuries. But, is there a difference? A tear can be partial or complete. When you experience a complete tear it is, essentially, the same thing as a rupture.

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.

Studies Show People Recover Better at Home

Hospitals are the best place to be if you are acutely ill or require surgery but increasingly we are realising they are not the ideal place for recovery or rehabilitation. After extensive studies comparing hospital and home recovery, it seems that home offers certain qualities to the recovery process that you simply can’t get in…

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…