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Spire Bristol Hospital is leading the way in orthopaedic surgery and, working with an extensive team of leading consultants, we have become the private hospital of choice for hip and knee replacements across the region.
The state-of-art robotic arm is a precision tool now used by the highly qualified team of surgeons at our Robotics Centre - helping to improve the precision of hip replacement and knee replacement surgery.
For more information about the Mako robotically assisted surgery contact Spire Bristol Hospital
Based on preoperative CT scans, the Mako system generates a 3D model of a patient's knee or hip joint. This model is used by the surgeons to determine how much bone to remove, and where to place the implants that replace diseased sections of these bones.
The robotic-arm assisted platform then identifies the amount of bone to be removed and this is visualised for the surgeon on a screen. This allows increased accuracy and correct placement of the implants.
The surgeon is free to remove bone until he reaches the boundaries prescribed during the planning stages. If the surgeon attempts to move outside these boundaries, the saw will turn off. This helps the surgeon minimise the trauma to the hip or knee and preserves the maximum amount of healthy tissue.
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2Kleeblad LJ, Coon TM, Borus TD, Pearle AD. Survivorship and patient satisfaction of robotic-assisted medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a minimum five-year follow-up. European Knee Society 2017 Annual Meeting. London, England. Poster No. P54. April 19-21, 2017.
3Bukowski, B.; Abiola, R; Illgen R. Outcomes after primary total hip arthroplasty: Manual compared with robotic assisted techniques. 44th Annual Advances in Arthroplasty; Cambridge, MA. October 7-10 2014.
4K, Konan S., PietrziekJ., Haddad F. S. Iatrogenic Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma in Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty Compared With Conventional Jig-Based Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Cohort Study and Validation of a New Classification System The Journal of Arthroplasty 2018.03.042.
5KayaniB., Konan S., PietrziekJ., Haddad F. S. Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty is associated with improved early functional recovery and reduced time to hospital discharge compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY Bone Joint J 2018;100-B:930–7.
Spire Healthcare does not endorse one medical product or device over another. Robotic arm assisted surgery may not be suitable for some patients. Your consultant will help you decide what treatment is best for you.
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