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MAKO robotic arm-assisted surgery is used for hip and knee replacements at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital
MAKO robotic arm-assisted surgery is used for hip and knee replacements at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

As the very first hospital in East Anglia to offer MAKO robotic arm-assisted surgery for hip and knee replacements, Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital leads on performance, with hundreds of successful operations performed by an elite team of SMART (Specialist Mako Assisted Robotic Team) orthopaedic surgeons.

Higher accuracy means the replacement fits as well as it possibly can and ensures the joint functions as normally as possible after surgery. It’s been shown to result in a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and higher satisfaction. There is also strong evidence of decreased pain following surgery.

We answer your key questions...

What is MAKO and how does it work?

Robotic-arm assisted surgery provides patients with a personalised surgical plan for joint replacement 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. 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.

Will I be in safe hands?

Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). While some may be concerned by the word robot, rest assured our highly skilled consultants are in complete control during each procedure, using robotic technology to provide real-time feedback throughout surgery and generate a personalised surgical plan for every patient.

Why are so many people having this procedure?

Happily, we are all living longer, more energetic lives, but our hips and knees are struggling with the wear and tear of active ageing. Robotic-assisted surgery is a real advance in orthopaedic surgery, trusted by leading Cambridge consultants, it provides effective answers to help preserve joints for patients young and old.

Are there other treatment options?

Nuffield’s Robotic Orthopaedic Centre in Cambridge offers procedure options that include total hip replacement, total knee replacement and partial knee replacement.. The bespoke treatments are undertaken by the SMART group of experts, all outstanding in their field of excellence.

Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital (51512975)
Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital (51512975)

Who are the SMART consultants?

In its commitment to advanced healthcare, Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital was first to establish an elite group of prominent surgeons, known as SMART (Specialist Mako Assisted Robotic Team) utilising this ground-breaking technology to perform personalised operations. You can view surgeons and case studies at nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/cambridge/robotic-orthopaedic-centre-in-cambridge

Join free events live online!

Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital will be hosting virtual events for anyone who would like to know more about treatment options, followed by a Q&A session.

Let’s Talk Hip Replacements – Tuesday, October 19 with Mr Christopher Rees Gooding at 6.30pm.

Let’s Talk Knee Replacements – Wednesday, October 27 with Mr Dennis Edwards at 6.30pm.

To book your free place, call 01223 370919 or email cambridge.enquiries@nuffieldhealth.com.

MAKO robotic arm-assisted surgery is available at the Robotic Orthopaedic Centre in Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital, 4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF. For more information, call 01223 303336 or visit nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/cambridge.

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