Every person’s anatomy is unique. When it comes to hip and knee replacement surgery, using Mako robotic arm assisted technology gives the orthopaedic surgeon more information about your anatomy which means they can very accurately plan your surgery and therefore cut away less of your bone and damage less of your other soft tissues.
If you are suffering from severe osteoarthritis of the knee, you may be eligible for knee replacement surgery. As orthopaedic surgeons, we perform both total knee replacements (also called total knee arthroplasty) and partial knee replacements (partial knee arthroplasty). But, what is the difference and how do you know which type of surgery is best…
When your hip joint becomes severely damaged, either through a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis or due to injury, hip replacement surgery can offer you a new lease of life.
Choosing a knee implant is an important decision. The prosthesis will become a vital part of your anatomy, helping you to walk, sit, stand and move around. Not only that, but it will be with you for years to come – around 15+ is the usual lifespan for an artificial knee implant.
The Mako system supports orthopaedic surgeons to perform total knee replacements with greater accuracy than ever before, resulting in even better outcomes for patients.
Compromising on the size, shape or positioning of a joint replacement implant can lead to complications for patients and slower recovery times. Find out here how MAKO Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery can make a difference when it comes to hip replacements.