Knee Arthroscopy – What is it and What are the Benefits?

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…

Pros and Cons of Robotic Assisted Surgery

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…

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MAKO Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery Technology Helping Treat Osteoarthritis of Knee

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…

How MAKO Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery is Transforming Total Hip Replacements

MAKO 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.

Precision Placement of Partial Knee Replacements

Partial knee replacement surgery is now more accurate and successful than every before thanks to ultra precise robotic technology. MAKO robotic arm assisted 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…