What is Robotic Assisted Surgery ?
Over the years, hip and knee replacements have undergone countless improvements. MAKO robotic arm assisted hip and knee replacements are examples of how technology is used in an attempt to improve outcomes for patients. Mr James Webb is proud to pioneer the use of Robot Assisted Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement in the North of England. When you hear ‘robotic-arm assisted technology,’ it’s important to understand that the Mako Robotic-Arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery. Surgery is performed by Mr Webb, who uses the Mako System software to pre-plan the surgery.
Mr Webb guides the Mako robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage. He inserts the hip or knee implant in precisely the optimal position for that individual patient. Mako Technology was designed to help surgeons in their efforts of providing personalized surgical experience, with each surgical plan being based on a patient’s specific diagnosis and anatomy.
Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery aims to improve the positioning of hip and knee implants, as well as reducing the amount of bone needed to be removed to implant them. Current evidence so far suggests that this system offers benefits in terms of improved function in patients as well as reduced rates of revision (redo surgery)