Technology may have an increased affect on our healthcare moving forward, as this article describes.
ROBOTIC ASSISTED JOINT REPLACEMENT
Joint replacement operations have an excellent success rate, helping patients who were previously crippled by painful and stiff arthritic joints walk again. During the operation the surgeon cuts and prepares the bone, then places the new prosthesis as accurately as possible in position using a series of jigs, saws and other instruments. Our aim is always to be as accurate as possible, but most studies show some variability in how well we achieve this.
Canberra surgeons are catching up to us here and have now started using robotics to help with hip replacements.
MHK surgeons have been using this technology since mid 2017.
If you are interested in having you hip replacement performed with the help of the MAKO robot please contact our staff and make an appointment.