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.

Could 3D Printing Transform Healthcare and Orthopaedics?

Traditional printing involves laying down an image onto a flat surface. By contrast, 3D printing deposits materials – plastic, metal, ceramic, powders, liquids or even living cells – in layers to create a three-dimensional object. It has been around for nearly three decades but how is it now transforming healthcare? 

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…