Total robotic knee replacement using Mako with Mr Goswami and Mr Makrides

Veronica Pennycuick

Both my knees were very painful, particularly going up and down stairs for some years and I eventually saw Mr Ved Goswami in July 2018 who advised, after an X-ray, that I would need a total knee replacement.

Mr Goswami said that robotic knee replacement surgery would shortly be available at Spire Little Aston Hospital and I would be able to have my operation done there. I had read about robotic-assisted surgery and had no qualms about having the very latest procedure.

Mr Goswami and Mr P Makrides performed the operation and I left hospital three days later. I was able to walk without crutches 10 days later and had total confidence in the joint. 

My movement is good and with physiotherapy and daily exercises I have been able to push myself a little further each day. I certainly did not expect to be as mobile as I am five weeks after the operation. My other knee will need replacing soon and I would wish to have the Mako procedure again.