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Queen Alexandra Hospital introduces new robotic surgery

Posted: 16th August 2019


The Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has announced that it is now offering Stryker Mako, the pioneering robotic-arm assisted surgery for knee replacements.

The addition of the latest technology highlights the hospital’s position as a centre of excellence. The robotic-arm will be used by surgeons in the private patient facility, “The Harbour Suite”.

The Hospital is adopting a new and innovative approach to partial and total knee replacements with the use of Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery. The Mako system offers a higher level of alignment and positioning1-3 during surgery, resulting in a speedier recovery and reduced post-operative pain. By using this latest advancement in surgical technology, patients can get back to their active lifestyle quicker, whether it be walking or a enjoying a game of golf.  

Jeremy Rushbrook, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hospital, said: “The Stryker MAKO Robotic Assisted technology for knee replacements is cutting edge and I am very excited to be involved in its introduction to the Hospital.

“In a time of constantly evolving medical techniques we have the opportunity to stay at the forefront of joint replacement surgery as we strive to constantly improve our patient outcomes.” 

Barrie Dekker, Divisional Director at Queen Alexandra Hospital, said: “The Harbour Suite at Queen Alexandra Portsmouth prides itself on offering patients the latest surgical technology and care.

“It’s great that we can offer our patients this state-of-the-art technology which will hopefully help to make the prospect of knee replacements less daunting, with reduced post-operative pain and shorter recovery times.”

To get in touch with The Harbour Suite to find out more information about Stryker Mako knee replacements, please call 0239 228 6745 or visit: theharboursuite.co.uk/