Surgeons excited at arrival of Mako robot

Consultant orthopaedic surgeons at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital have taken delivery of a Mako robot, enabling more precise knee and hip replacements and faster recovery.

One of them, Mr Andrew Shepherd (pictured far right), said: ‘I have been replacing joints for 20 years and this is the most exciting new development in surgery I have seen.’

Mr Jon Waite

Colleague Mr Jon Waite added: ‘The Mako robotic system has already been shown to reduce soft-tissue damage during surgery, resulting in less pain and bleeding postoperatively, thus making rapid recovery easier.’

Mako robots are also at Nuffield Health’s Bournemouth, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Cambridge, Exeter, Cardiff & Vale and Woking hospitals.