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Pioneering technology

The Princess Grace Hospital is the first private hospital in the UK to offer robotic orthopaedic procedures for patients requiring joint replacements, such as total and partial knee or hip replacements, by utilising the MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted system
The robotic technology we have now gives us the opportunity to deliver something very specific to each individual patient.
Professor Fares Haddad

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Being able to walk again, pain free: Martin’s story

Martin describes how his Mako Robotic-arm surgery helped to get his life back on track. After struggling for years with the simplest day-to-day activities like walking. Martin visited The Princess Grace Hospital in the hope that we could help with his diseased hip.
 

What is Mako?

The Mako robotic surgical system is used at The Princess Grace Hospital for partial and total knee and hip replacements. It allows for a much more accurate placement of your implants compared to more traditional joint replacement methods, meaning that you will have a more natural feeling joint post-op.

The benefits of using the Mako includes fewer complications, less pain and faster recovery times, restoring confidence in your mobility and helping you to return to your active lifestyle sooner. The lifespan of your implant should also be increased as more accurately positioned implants last longer.

Personalised to you

Every body is unique. At The Princess Grace Hospital we take a personalised approach to your healthcare and treatment and the Mako robotic arm-assisted system is no different.

As part of your consultation, patients will undergo a Computer Tomography (CT) scan of their joint (or joints).  This scan produces a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy, which is then uploaded onto the Mako system so our consultants can begin to create a personalised pre-operative plan.

During the operation

Based on your personalised pre-operative plan, your surgeon will use Mako to prepare your joint for implant.

The robotic arm guides the surgeon within a pre-defined area, enabling them to remove only the diseased bone whilst preserving your healthy bone areas and tissue. This helps with greater accuracy when aligning and placing your implant.

The Mako robot also allows your surgeon to make any adjustments to your plan during surgery when needed.

Your recovery

Our goal is to get you back to doing what you love best. Your surgeon, nurses and physiotherapists will work with you, set goals and get you back on the move.

You will be closely monitored during your recovery with us at The Princess Grace Hospital, and when discharged, your consultant will arrange a follow up meeting to see how you’ve taken to your new implant and review the progress you’ve made since your operation. 

This consultation may include further imaging, such as x-rays.

Our consultants

Fares Haddad

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hip and knee

Sujith Konan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hip and Knee

Sam Oussedik

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Knee

Neil Bradbury

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Knee

Jonathan Miles

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hip and Knee

William Bartlett

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hip and Knee

Samantha Tross

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hip and Knee

Contact us

Call us to find out more about the Mako Robotic Arm-assisted system.  Appointments will require a GP referral.

0203 553 1598
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