What are the benefits of using robots during hip and knee replacement surgery?

Technology has allowed surgeons to take an evolutionary leap forward in the way they perform hip and knee replacement surgery.

Robotic-assisted surgery helps people experiencing knee or hip arthritis to get moving again.

During robotic-assisted hip or knee replacement surgery, the robotic arm helps the surgeon to position the artificial joint replacement parts more precisely than can be achieved through traditional means.

This offers many benefits to the patient, including:

-       The Mako robotic arm used in surgery gives the surgeon more accuracy to remove the diseased bone and place the implant.

  • The use of robotic assisted surgery allows the surgeon to evaluate the surgical plan during the operation and adjust it to get the best possible position of the hip or knee replacement
  • More accurate placement of the implant may lead to less potential of the implant wearing and risk of failure of the replacement knee or hip.
  • In hip replacement, more accurate implant positioning may reduce the risk of dislocation of the hip replacement
  • In partial knee replacement, robotic assisted surgery allows more accurate alignment of the leg which may decrease the risk of developing arthritis in other parts of the knee.
  • Robotic surgery can be used with proven prostheses with known good long term results

Dr Stuart MacKenzie is one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeons in Newcastle and the Hunter who uses robotic-assisted surgery to decrease complications during surgery, aid recovery and get you moving again.

For more information on the benefits and the process involved in robotic-assisted hip or knee surgery call 02 4963 3393 or click on the image below to receive our free specialist guide on Robotic Assisted Surgery: Understanding New Technologies for Knee and Hip Replacement.

26 May 2017

Published by Stuart MacKenzie

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