Nowra Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Stryker MAKO robot

Nowra Private Hospital offers patients the latest technology in orthopaedic hip and knee replacements with the Stryker MAKO robot.

Robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive approach to surgery, allowing specialists to perform complex surgical procedures with increased accuracy and control than is possible through standard operative techniques.

Stryker MakoThe MAKO system is an advanced, surgeon-controlled, robotic arm designed to increase the accuracy of knee and hip replacements.

Through its innovative use of technology, the MAKO robotic-arm assisted surgery takes total and partial knee resurfacing to a new level of precision when compared to manual techniques.

By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by osteoarthritis, your surgeon can replace the diseased part of your knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

A patient-specific 3D model is used to pre-plan your knee replacement and assists your surgeon in positioning the implant based on your anatomy.

Robotic assisted surgery has been associated with a reduced impact on bone and soft tissue. Many knee replacement recipients experience significant improvement in pain, stiffness, and function of their replaced joint2.

Similar to the benefits of knee replacement using the MAKO, hip replacement using the robotic arm surgical system leads to precise placement and alignment of hip prosthesis for those suffering from hip arthritis. The 3D specific model used in planning the surgery assists the surgeon in this process. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm to remove arthritic bone and cartilage within the defined boundaries defined by the surgical plan.

Ask your GP for a referral to one of our orthopaedic specialists who are accredited to use this technology at Nowra Private Hospital:

Dr Paul Jarman

Dr Paul Thornton Bott

  1. Haddad, F.S., et al. Iatrogenic Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma in Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty Compared With Conventional Jig-Based Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Cohort Study and Validation of a New Classification System. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Aug;33(8):2496-2501. Epub 2018 Mar 27.
  2. AAOS. Ortho Info. Total Knee Replacement. Accessed 23 April 2019.