GROUND-breaking technology which provides surgeons with help during complicated joint replacement surgery has arrived in Bath.

Circle Bath Hospital has become the first hospital in Bath to offer Stryker Mako, the pioneering robotic-arm assisted surgery for knee and hip replacements.

The addition of the latest technology has been described as the gold standard of hip and knee joint replacement and has secured the hospital’s position as a centre of excellence.

With the use of Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery, Circle Bath is adopting a new and innovative approach to joint replacements that offer a higher level of alignment and positioning during surgery, resulting in speedier recovery and reduced post-operative pain.

By using this latest advancement in surgical technology, patients can get back to their active lifestyle more quickly, whether it be walking the dog or returning to the golf course.

Mako is a world-leading robotic arm tool which helps surgeons to perform highly accurate hip and knee joint replacements.

Mako uses state-of-the-art technology to personalise each and every operation using 3D virtual modelling and mapping.

To date, more than 100,000 Mako-assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements have been performed around the world from Scotland to New Zealand.

Neil Bradbury, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the hospital, said: “The Mako robotic arm is transforming the way joint replacement surgeries are performed and we’re proud to be the first hospital in Bath to be using this technology and practising some of the most advanced treatments available in medicine.

“If you’re someone who is being held back by a knee or hip injury and you want to return to a full and active life, we’re happy to have a chat to you about how the Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery can help.”

Claire Gurrie, hospital director, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to introduce the Stryker Mako robotic arm to our patients requiring total hip and total knee replacements.

“The benefits of the Mako robotic arm mean that Circle Bath Hospital is able to offer state-of-the-art care to each patient through the entire process, allowing an improved experience for patients from pre-op to post-op recovery.”

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