Albyn Hospital celebrates its 50th robotics-assisted joint replacement case

BMI Albyn Hospital has completed its 50th joint replacement procedure using the pioneering Stryker Mako robotic arm.

albyn robot

The robotic-arm is used by surgeons to offer patients across Scotland a state of the art alternative to traditional methods of joint replacement surgery. The system assists patients in getting back to an active lifestyle more quickly than traditional joint replacement methods.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Martin Mitchell notes “Mako allows us to perform joint replacements with more accuracy than with conventional techniques. This should reduce complication rates, and I believe it will help to improve the lifespan of the joint replacement. Patients undergoing Mako-assisted joint replacements have reported less pain and better early function post-operatively”

Date: 30th January 2020