BMI Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen Introduces Pioneering Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

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Patients in the North East who need a knee or hip replacement can now have their operation with the assistance of a robot, thanks to the installation of the Stryker Mako system at BMI Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen. The robotic-arm will be used by surgeons to offer patients across Scotland a state of the art alternative to traditional methods of joint replacement surgery.

In making this addition to its Orthopaedic Department, the hospital looked for a system that showed evidence of better alignment and positioning than conventional methods during surgery, a speedier recovery and reduced post-operative pain. 1-3 The Stryker Mako system assists patients in getting back to an active lifestyle more quickly than traditional joint replacement methods, whether it be a seaside walk or a game of golf.

Mr Martin Mitchell, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hospital, said: “We’re excited to be using the Stryker Mako robotic assisted technology for knee and hip replacements.

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“Thanks to the introduction of the robotic-arm we can now offer our patients surgery with this cutting-edge equipment that will ultimately mean a smoother and speedier recovery from pre-op to post-op."

“It’s an exciting time for the ever-evolving medical world and this advancement means we have a great opportunity to stay at the forefront of joint replacement surgery as we strive to continuously return our patients to their previous quality of life.”

Stuart Storrie, BMI Albyn Hospital Executive Director said: “Welcoming the Stryker Mako robotic-arm to BMI Albyn is an exciting time for our surgeons and patients alike. We are proud to offer patients the latest advancement in surgical technology, which is designed around getting them back on their feet more quickly.”

“This state-of-the-art robotic-arm will help transform the way our surgeons perform hip and knee joint replacements. With the help of the Mako robotic-arm, the overall process for patients undergoing a hip or knee joint replacement surgery should be a far smoother and speedier process.” 

To find out more visit our mako hip and knee pages.

Date: 14th August 2019