Andrew Carrothers headed up the team at Nuffield Cambridge yesterday to successfully complete the 100th MAKO case! This is a great milestone showing that robotic-assisted surgery is taking orthopaedics to the next level in terms of accuracy and success rates.
We have smartphones, smart watches, smart TVs… Now, the next innovation that could transform people’s lives is the smart knee implant.
Knee arthroscopy, also called keyhole surgery, is a less invasive form of surgery than conventional open surgery. The surgeon investigates and corrects the problem using a precision tool called an arthroscope which has a tiny camera attached that is used to inspect the joint for damage. Similar keyhole instruments can then be introduced into the joint and…
A robot called MAKO is helping orthopaedic surgeons to perform personalised joint replacement surgery, achieving better results and faster recovery rates than ever before.
If you are living with the constant pain of arthritis, it is easy to slip into a negative way of thinking. Arthritis can be debilitating, affecting your day-to-day life in a myriad of different ways. However, the way you think can have a significant effect on your experience of the condition.
Once people have got their joint replacement surgery out of the way, there is a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and think “that’s that”.
Knowing what to expect after total knee replacement surgery can help you to prepare for your recovery and ensure you don’t try to do too much, too soon. As a general rule, partial knee replacement recovery is slightly faster.
Scientists have found a way to grow synthetic cartilage which could revolutionise treatments for arthritis sufferers in the future. It could be a while before the research is complete, but it appears it will be worth waiting.
Robotic knee and hip replacement surgery – using a state of the art robotic arm called MAKO – 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…
Your knees are one of the most hard-working joints in your body so when you start to experience knee pain it can be totally debilitating. Osteoarthritis of the knee occurs when the protective cartilage in your knee joints wears down allowing your bones to rub together and start to wear away. This causes pain, swelling and…