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Robotic surgery to support world class care

Armidale Private Hospital offers patients the latest technology in orthopaedic knee replacements with the Stryker MAKO robot.

Robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive approach to surgery, allowing specialists to perform complex surgical procedures with increased accuracy and control than is possible through standard operative techniques.

The MAKO system is an advanced, surgeon-controlled, robotic arm designed to increase the accuracy of knee and hip replacements.

Through its innovative use of technology, the MAKO robotic-arm assisted surgery takes total and partial knee resurfacing to a new level of precision when compared to manual techniques.

By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by osteoarthritis, your surgeon can replace the diseased part of your knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

A patient-specific 3D model is used to pre-plan your knee replacement and assists your surgeon in positioning the implant based on your anatomy.

Robotic assisted surgery has been associated with a reduced impact on bone and soft tissue1. Many knee replacement recipients experience significant improvement in pain, stiffness, and function of their replaced joint2.
Ask your GP for a referral to one of our orthopaedic specialists who are accredited to use this technology at Armidale Private Hospital: Dr Neil Ferguson
  1. Haddad, F.S., et al. Iatrogenic Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma in Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty Compared With Conventional Jig-Based Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Cohort Study and Validation of a New Classification System. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Aug;33(8):2496-2501. Epub 2018 Mar 27.
  2. AAOS. Ortho Info. Total Knee Replacement. Accessed 23 April 2019.


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