Worcestershire Knee and Hip Clinic at Spire South Bank Hospital are now offering MAKO robotic total hip or knee replacement using a new technique.
By using the latest technology to plan the surgery using a CT scan, the hip or knee can be replaced with minimal soft tissue damage and greater accuracy of implant placement. This can provide faster recovery, shorter hospital stay and rapid return to full function.
Mr Nadim Aslam is one of few Orthopaedic Consultants in the UK to currently perform this revolutionary technique, carrying out his first robotic cases in Worcestershire.
Meet the Consultant
Mr Nadim Aslam BMSc MB FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Tr & Orth) MFSEM(UK)
Consultant Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Robotic Surgeon
"I am the leading MAKO Robotic Surgeon in Worcestershire being one of a few Orthopaedic Surgeons in the UK currently performing this technique.
My patients who have so far opted for this technique have seen great results. Their stay in hospital was shorter, recovery time quicker & they walked unaided within days. The implant positioning is very accurate and the pre-operative planning is extremely useful”
Introducing my new robotic hip and knee surgery...
It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
IN THE OPERATING ROOM
In the operating room, I will use Mako to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako system also allows me to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When I prepare the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides me within the pre-defined area and helps prevent me from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
After surgery, my Medical Team and Physiotherapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress.
CAUSES OF YOUR HIP & KNEE PAIN
Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Movements such as walking, bending and turning require the use of your hip and knee joints. When the joint becomes diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.
The hip and knees are amongst the largest joints in the body and are central to nearly every routine activity. A smooth plastic like lining called cartilage covers the ends of the bones and prevents them from rubbing against each other allowing for flexible and nearly frictionless movement. Cartilage also serves as a shock absorber, cushioning the bones from the forces between them. Finally, a soft tissue called synovium lines the joint and produces a lubricating fluid that reduces friction and wear. Each patient is unique and can experience knee or hip pain for different reasons.
One common cause of hip/knee pain is osteoarthritis. This is sometimes called degenerative arthritis because it is a wearing out condition involving the breakdown of cartilage and bones. With osteoarthritis, the cushioning cartilage at the end of the femur may have worn down making walking painful as bones rub against bone.
Another common cause of knee and hip pain is rheumatoid arthritis rheumatoid arthritis produces chemical changes in the lining of the joints or synovium that causes it to become thickened and inflamed. In turn the synovial fluid would destroys cartilage, the end result is cartilage loss pain and stiffness.
Find out more
To find out more, visit www.wkhc.co.uk or call 01905 362003 to make an appointment.