The Exeter Knee Surgeons all have experience in using the Mako Robot to perform knee surgery (partial and total knee replacement).
The Exeter Nuffield Hospital was the second hospital in England to use the robot to perform knee replacement surgery, and it is currently the busiest robot in the UK.
Robotic surgery allows the surgeons to plan your surgery using a CT scan of your knee. During the operation, the surgeon is then able to 'fine tune' the operation to match your knee. The robotic arm is a much more precise tool than standard instruments, allowing accuracy to within 0.5mm. The technology also reduces the amount of damage to the soft tissues around the knee.
The Exeter surgeons Mr Phillips and Professor Toms are regularly invited to teach European surgeons how to use the Mako robot to perform knee surgery.
Talk to your surgeon about Mako Robotic Knee Surgery.
There is also a Mako robot available at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital but it is currently only being used for patients in research trials. Your surgeon will be happy to discuss this with you.
Please follow the link below to look through the Stryker Mako patient website