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 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…
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…
Partial knee replacement surgery is now more accurate and successful than every before thanks to ultra precise robotic technology. MAKOplasty® technology uses CT scans to create patient-specific 3D models of the patient’s knee. These are then used to plan the correct sizing, position and orientation of implants according to the patient’s unique anatomy.
In the past, surgeons selected “off-the-shelf” knee implants from a range of prefabricated, standard, fixed models. Now, few things epitomise the wonders of modern surgery like customised knee implants, created using 3D printing. Are you considering knee replacement surgery – are you aware of your options?