Drs Baird, Fassina and Munt were integral in introducing Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery to South Australia. This innovative and accurate option offers patient specific management of arthritic hip and knee conditions.
When using this technology to assist with a hip replacement procedure, it aids in the accurate positioning of the implants which has been shown to correlate with improved function and lifespan of the hip prosthesis. The procedure can be performed through all current surgical approaches to the hip (muscle sparring direct anterior, posterior and lateral).
A Robotic Arm Assisted Total hip replacement is a minimally invasive and patient specific procedure for those suffering with painful hip arthritis. It is performed using the same surgeon controlled Robotic arm technology that Drs Fassina, Munt and Baird have been utilising for total hip replacement surgery since December of 2015, and globally has assisted with over 100 000 robotic arm assisted hip and knee procedures.
This innovative surgical treatment now allows our surgeons to achieve consistently reproducible precision in hip and knee replacement surgery.
Precision reaming of the acetabular cup
Surgical results summary
Finally once all components have been implanted, a summary screen allows your surgeon to confirm that your results are accurate and according to the pre-operative plan.
According to international research the robotic-assisted arm implantation results in a four to six times more accurate hip replacement surgery than a manually placed acetabular component.
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