Robotic-assisted surgery

Leading the way in use of modern surgical technology

Yorkshire Hip Clinic is proud to lead the way in the use of robotic-assisted surgery to improve the accuracy and consistency of joint replacement reducing the risk of errors in bone preparation and placement of implants.

Mako Partial Knee arthroplasty evidence of clinical and commercial efficacy

Partial knee arthroplasty (PKA), also termed unicom­ with a single compartment, has been performed for partmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) when associated isolated single compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA) with a single compartment, has been performed for since the 1970s.1 PKA can be carried out in the medial, isolated single compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA) lateral or patellofemoral (PF) compartments.

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Get fast access to treatment

Avoid delays in the NHS system and gain fast access to treatment, with a choice of hospitals for your surgery to best suit your personal requirements.

Enjoy a better quality of life

Getting you moblile again wil help improve your quality of life and the options open to you. Sleep is improved, largely due to the reduction in pain, and related problems such as depression are eased significantly.

Hundreds of happy patients

Yorkshire Hip Clinic has helped hundreds of people – both young and old – remain active and mobile thanks to hip and knee surgery. Read our case studies for feedback on the practices.

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Pinpoint accuracy to within fractions of a milli-metre

Our surgeon Mr Conroy believes robotic assistance aids are the way forward, ensuring consistent and accurate positioning of implants.

He became the first to perform robotic-assisted hip replacement in the North of England in 2017. The technology ensures pinpoint accuracy during a joint replacement, ensuring surgical tools are guided into the right position, to within fractions of a millimetre.

Your questions answered

What is Robotic-arm assisted surgery?

The state-of-the-art Mako™ robotic arm system works alongside the surgeon from the pre-surgery planning stage through to assisting in the surgery itself in order to improve the accuracy and precision of the procedure.

It provides patients with a personalised surgical plan for joint replacement surgery as before surgery, a personalised 3D model is created based on the patient’s own CT scan, allowing the exact size and orientation of the hip or knee implant to be planned.

During the operation, the robot arm guides the surgeon, following the customised pre-surgery plan, reducing the risk of surgical errors in bone preparation and placement of the implants.

Why use the MakoTM robotic-arm assisted surgery system?

The Mako Robotic system supports the consultant throughout orthopaedic surgery. Robotic Arm Assisted surgery for a total hip replacement has been shown to be more accurate and to offer a greater improvement in patient function when compared to manual surgery. It can be used for partial knee replacement, a surgical procedure that helps relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis (the wearing out or breakdown of cartilage in the joints in the knee), as only the damaged area of the knee joint is replaced, helping protect the healthy bone and tissue.

What happens before surgery?

In the weeks before your operation, our robotic arm processes the information taken from a 3D CT scan of your body. Your consultant then plans the operation to within fractions of a millimetre with the help of the Robotic-arm assisted technology.

What happens during surgery?

Your consultant is always in control during the operation. The robotic-arm assisted technology allows the consultant to perform the joint replacement with pinpoint accuracy. The consultant uses the technology as an extension of his or herself, guiding surgical tools to the correct position. The robotic-arm assisted technology does not perform the surgery on its own but allows the surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako System guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.

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