What is Mako robotic arm assisted surgery?

At Fortius, we take pride in our position as a centre for excellence and strive to consistently improve our practices. That's why in 2018 we teamed up with the leaders in innovative technology and installed the state-of-the-art Stryker Mako robotic-arm, enabling the highest standards of knee and hip replacement to be perfromed at our Joint Replacement Centre, in partnership with Bupa Cromwell hospital.

This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling our surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy. The Stryker Mako system facilitates higher level alignment and positioning during surgery, utilised by our experts, recovery times are much shorter and post-operative pain is reduced. This latest advancement in surgical technology helps patients to get back to their active lifestyle quicker, whether it be riding a bike, sailing a boat or even just walking the dog.


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Mako robotic arm assisted technology for knee replacement

Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Partial Knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your knee pain.

Hear Steve's story

Steve Betts, 68, was one of the first Stryker Mako patients at Fortius Joint Replacement Centre to have total knee replacements in one surgery. At his initial appointment with Mr Houlihan-Burne, Steve had both of his knees scanned and was advised that he needed bilateral knee replacements. Since the operation he has gone from strength to strength, and as an avid cyclist and sailor has been able to swiftly return to his favourite hobbies.

Mako robotic arm assisted technology for total hip replacement

We understand that making sure you know what to expect from the joint replacement experience is important to you. As you are reading through this material, if you have additional questions please reach out to us to discuss.

Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your hip pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their hip pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Hip replacement, which may provide you with relief from your hip pain.
 

Jo underwent a knee replacement in early 2018 with Mr Jonathan Webb. She had her surgery at the Fortius Joint Replacement Centre with the Mako robot, the latest innovation in robotic assisted surgical technology. Read about her remarkable recovery.
Healthcare leaders Fortius Clinic and Bupa announce the first-of-its-kind partnership with the official opening of the centre, which will provide hip and knee replacements using the latest ground-breaking robotic technology.
Richard underwent a right partial knee replacement for osteoarthritis at the Fortius Joint Replacement Centre in Spring 2018.

Find out more

Visit our specialise patient information website. You will find information on your pre-admission appointment, the day of your surgery, pain relief and anaesthesia, after your surgery, your first six weeks at home, your follow up appointment, information for your nominated carers or companions, FAQs and your joint replacement exercise programme.

How to find us

Fortius Joint Replacement Centre

Fortius Joint Replacement Centre at Bupa Cromwell Hospital
164-178 Cromwell Road
Kensington
London
SW5 0TU

0203 195 2442

Our Fortius Joint Replacement Centre is based at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, a leading London private hospital. This partnership provides the highest standard in hip and knee joint replacement surgery with the latest robotic technology and bespoke treatment pathways.