Robotic surgery has recently been introduced to the Nuffield Wessex Hospital – Mr Datta is now offering this to patients.
What is MAKO Robotic Surgery?
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology is an innovative assistant for surgeons when performing joint replacement. By using a 3D model of the patients unique anatomy it helps surgeons plan and perform replacement surgery with improved results. It is computer guided surgery aided by a robotic arm to perform crucial parts of the joint replacement.
How does it work?
A CT scan of your hip or knee joint is taken and then a computer programme is used to decide on the implant position and size. The resulting surgical plan is then uploaded into the robot where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created. At surgery, this plan is then executed by the robot to perform the critical stages of the joint replacement.
What are the benefits?
The benefits for the MAKO include faster recovery time, and improved alignment. The faster recovery time results from a smaller wound, less trauma to the knee and preservation in the soft-tissues, all of which result in less pain.
Where is it available?
Mr Datta is providing MAKO surgery to patients at the Nuffield Wessex Hospital.
What is the cost?
If your insured please check with your insurance company. For the self paying costs please get in touch for a bespoke quotation.