Rob’s surgery was deemed a great success, Simon was able to reproduce Rob’s normal hip biomechanics using the Mako robot to assist accurate implantation of the components. He has worked extremely hard on his rehabilitation and he now has a pain free hip and feels that essentially his new hip allows him to move as if it were his own.
As well as his hip, Rob has had problems with early arthritis in his knee. Fortius continued supporting Rob with optimising his condition for the expedition, including injections into his knee, which have helped to make his knee pain free to continue with his training and preparation.
Robert set off for the South Pole on the 1st December.
You can follow his journey at https://www.2041foundation.org/