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.
A robot called MAKO is helping orthopaedic surgeons to perform personalised joint replacement surgery, achieving better results and faster recovery rates than ever before.
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…
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 MAKOplasty® Robotic surgery can make a difference when it comes to hip replacements.
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…
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.
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.