Buderim Private Hospital’s orthopaedic surgeons have access to a Mako orthopaedic robot, which is designed to improve outcomes for patients requiring total or partial hip or knee replacement surgery.
Mako robotic surgery allows specialists to perform complex surgical procedures with the intention of more predictable outcomes through advanced pre-operative planning and surgical precision.
For patients, the robotic technology has a range of benefits, including less invasive procedures and reduced trauma to soft tissue, reduced pain, quicker rehabilitation and greater implant longevity.
It enables the surgeon to perform comprehensive pre-operative planning through a CT scan of the patient’s joint. This includes anatomy assessment, joint balancing and customised positioning of prosthesis, all prior to the patient entering the operating theatre.
Throughout the procedure, the Mako creates a 3D image of the patient’s joint and Mako AccuStop haptic technology enables the surgeon to cut precisely for each and every patient. While the surgeon still performs the operation, the Mako robot is another tool for surgeons to use to make an informed decision for their patients.
Your orthopaedic surgeon will advise you on whether or not a robotic assisted surgery is the right choice for you