Robotic-Assisted Surgery at East Melbourne
St Vincent's Private Hospital, East Melbourne
With the investment of a second Stryker MAKO robot at East Melbourne, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne is proud to be a leader in this type of robotic-assisted surgery, being one of few hospitals within Australia to provide surgeons with access to multiple MAKO’s.
Assisting Orthopaedic Surgeons undertaking hip and knee joint replacement surgery, the robot helps to more accurately define, prepare and execute implant placement, using a customised patient-specific approach.
Here, Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Shane Blackmore discusses exactly what the MAKO is, how it works, which patients are best suited to MAKO surgery and the various benefits it provides.