The Mako robot at the Exeter Nuffield has recently performed it's 500th case. There was a feature article in the Devon Life Magazine
Mr Phillips is experienced in Mako Robotic Arm assisted surgery. He runs courses with Stryker to train surgeons in Europe to use the Mako Robotic Arm to perform knee replacement surgery.
Mr Phillips has been performing partial and total knee replacements using this new technology.
The Mako Robot is part of the exciting technology available at the Exeter Nuffield Hospital. A CT scan is taken of your knee. This then allows the correct shape, position, balance and alignment of your knee replacement to be planned. The robotic arm then allows the plan to be performed to an extremely accurate level, to within 0.5mm of the plan.
Mako robotic surgery is still in its infancy, however it has many potential advances. These include accuracy, balancing of the knee replacement with less damage to the soft tissues around the knee. It is compatible with the excellent Triathlon Total Knee Replacement system.
Partial knee replacement is also made more accurate and simple using the Mako technology.