Advantages of more minimally invasive surgery
- Quicker recovery process due to less trauma to the bone and soft tissues
- Less bleeding which means less swelling and discomfort
- Better range of motion and faster recovery in the early stages of recovery
- Potentially a quicker return to full function
- Shorter stay in hospital which a reduced rate of post-operative complications (including blood clots and infections)
What happens during a robotic knee replacement?
First, a CT scan of your knee joint is taken which generates a 3D model of the anatomy of your knee joint. The model is loaded into the MAKO software and this creates a detailed plan of the damaged areas of the knee joint, indicating precisely where the implant should be placed.
Then, during surgery, Mr David Houlihan-Burne uses the MAKO system as a guide when placing and aligning the implant. The MAKO system allows Mr David Houlihan-Burne to make any necessary adjustments during surgery if required.