Orthopod celebrates a century of robot ops

Mr Nadim Aslam with knee replacement patient Hilary Fowler

A consultant orthopaedic surgeon has celebrated the completion of his 100th Mako robotic-assisted joint replacement operation.

Robotic hip and knee surgeon Mr Nadim Aslam performed the operation at Spire South Bank Hospital in Worcester.

He said: ‘This has been an incredible journey, from our very first procedure in January to now, marking my 100th procedure in just seven months. The feedback from patients has been nothing short of astounding. 

‘They have reported exceptional outcomes, remarkably fast return to work or being able to do the things they love, and unmatched levels of satisfaction.’

Ms Hilary Fowler who received a robotic-assisted knee replacement, said: ‘I had previously undergone a successful operation by Mr Aslam many years ago, so I had no hesitation in entrusting him with my robotic knee replacement. 

‘Moreover, several of my friends have been his patients before, making it an obvious choice.’ 

Hospital director Dawn Pickrell said the hospital was seeing record levels of interest from people wanting robotic over the traditional hip and knee replacement techniques.