Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery
Robotic surgery utilises computer-assisted planning combined with a robotic arm guided by your surgeon. It is an advancement of a current technology using computer navigation to assist positioning of a joint replacement implant.
Robotic assisted joint replacement is a relatively new technology, though it has been in use overseas for approximately 10 years. The major aim is to assist the surgeon in achieving highly accurate placement of a hip or knee prosthesis. Hip and knee replacements already are proven to provide excellent long term outcomes. Many shorter term studies have been undertaken and published in peer-reviewed medical journals. As robotics is relatively new there are not yet any studies on how this technology affects ‘long term’ outcomes.