Medicine & Robotics: Joint Replacement Then & Now

Natural History Museum

On the 17th January this year we held the official launch of the Fortius Joint Replacement Centre at Bupa. This partnership  offers a new standard in hip and knee replacement treatment with an enhanced recovery pathway and the introduction of ground-breaking robotic technology, the Mako robot.

The evening was held at the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, an iconic London venue, that saw over 170 GPs, Physiotherapists and other Medical Practitioners gather to hear more on the latest thinking and enjoy champagne and delicious canapes. 

During the event we heard from Fortius Consultant Surgeons; Mr Andy Williams, Professor John Timperley, Mr Jonathon Lavelle and Mr Jonathan Webb speak on the history and origins of joint replacement as well as what the future holds Jonathan Webb talked about his time competing as an ex-England rugby player whilst also training at medical school, and the unfortunate effect this has had on his own joints! 

Mr Andy Williams talked about the benefits of the new Mako robot “The use of robotic technology is changing the face of joint replacements. The Mako robot drives up the benchmark across the sector and ensures all patients have a consistent, high standard of care. The future in joint replacement is in the accuracy of implant alignment with the latest robotic technology to enhance accuracy.”  

Thank you to our attendees

Following the launch we have had wonderful feedback from all those that attended and mentions in the Health Tech Newspaper, Health Investor UK and Building Better Healthcare on the new industry leading robotics. We would like to thank everyone who came, and for those who wish to find out more please visit our Fortius Joint Replacement Centre website.