University of Bath students meet pioneering ‘Stryker Mako’ robot at Circle Bath Hospital
Circle Bath Hospital welcomed students from the University of Bath as they met the Stryker Mako system – a pioneering robotic-arm used for assisting knee and hip joint replacements. The hospital invited students and lecturers from the University’s Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics in for an informative session to learn more about the innovative technology.
Students met representatives from Stryker who gave a presentation about the state-of-the-art device and its role in the future of robotically-assisted surgery. This was then followed by a Q&A session with Circle Bath Hospital hip and knee surgeons, Mr. Matthew Burwell and Mr. Neil Bradbury, who discussed the benefits of the intricate Mako system and how it is used during surgeries.
Earlier this year, Circle Bath Hospital launched the Stryker Mako system, the first hospital in the city to offer their patients knee and hip replacements using the robotic-arm. This latest technology in hip and knee replacements results in improved precision and quicker recovery times.
The Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery offers a higher level of alignment and positioning 1-3 during surgery, resulting in 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 the dog or returning to the golf course.
Professor Tony Miles, Director at the University of Bath’s Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics said: “The team from the University of Bath greatly appreciated the invitation from Circle Bath Hospital to learn about this exciting new surgical technology and get some hands-on experience of the Mako system. It was interesting to get a surgeon’s perspective on the benefits of the Mako system to further improve the clinical outcomes.”
Claire Gurrie, Circle Bath Hospital Director, said: “Here at Circle Bath Hospital, we’re extremely proud to be offering the Stryker Mako system to our patients and it’s great that we’re also able to engage key stakeholders such as the University of Bath, by showing them how the latest technology in Orthopaedics is being used in patient operations.”