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Mako® robotic-arm assisted hip & knee surgery

Here at BMI The Bath Clinic, we will put you back on your feet faster with our Mako robotic-arm assisted hip & knee surgery

Theatre staff performing surgery using modern robotic techniques
The Mako® robotic arm is changing the way joint replacements are performed at The Bath Clinic.

To enhance our Centre of Excellence in Joint Replacement, this pioneering Mako® robotic arm system is an advancement in the way orthopaedic surgeons perform partial and full hip and knee replacements. The technology comprises a surgical planning and navigation system combined with a robotic arm that is guided by our skilled surgeons. 

It allows our surgeons to be more precise and personalised in their planning, enabling the surgeon to undertake surgery with a high level of accuracy and predictability, creating a clear and bespoke strategy for the individual anatomy. During the procedure, this detailed plan is used to ensure accurate removal of damaged bone and cartilage as well as precise positioning of the implant. 

This approach could give you improved function and a more natural feeling in your new joint. It could also mean less pain for you after your procedure and an improved recovery time, leading to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.

Advanced control, increased precision

Hip replacement surgery involves removing a damaged hip joint and replacing it with an implant.

The Mako® system aids our surgeons during the planning process as well as the procedure itself, allowing for more precise hip replacement operations.

The robotic technology works in tandem with our surgeons and is designed to increase the precision of the procedure to improve outcomes for you.

1. Personalised surgical plan

A CT scan will be taken of your hip prior to surgery, which the Mako® system will change into a 3D virtual model of your joint.

The surgeon uses this to design a highly personalised surgery plan.

2. Continued assessment

Mako® provides your surgeon with real-time data throughout the procedure so that they can constantly assess your hip and adjust the plan if needed.

3. Accurate bone removal

The surgeon guides the robotic arm to remove damaged bone and cartilage during the surgery.

The Mako® technology creates a virtual boundary to protect healthy bone and cartilage by constantly referencing the surgical plan.

4. Precise implant placement

The implant is then placed into the hip and carefully guided to the best location.

Measured advantages

There are various benefits to robotic-arm assisted hip replacements. These include:

Greater accuracy and precision

Studies show that Mako® can help the surgeon place your implant more precisely.

Precision in implantation is a significant factor in the success of a hip replacement.

A shorter hospital stay

This method could see you back in your own home faster than with conventional surgery.

Less chance of damage to surrounding soft tissue and ligaments

Mako® gives your surgeon greater control over the procedure and establishes boundaries to protect the healthy parts of your hip.

Better feel and function

Studies found that robotic-arm assisted hip replacement surgery leads to better functional outcomes. Patients have reported higher satisfaction and more natural-feeling hips, as well as a return to a more active lifestyle much quicker.

Reduced risk of complications

Using Mako® could reduce your risk of post-surgical complications including dislocation and misalignment.

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Bath Clinic orthopaedic consultants who offer robotic-arm assisted knee and/or hip surgery are listed below.   Find out more about their professional background and experience below:

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