BMI Albyn Hospital introduces robotic-arm assisted surgery

BMI Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen has introduced robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery.

The Stryker Mako system offers patients across Scotland an alternative to traditional methods of knee or hip replacement surgery.

The technology comprises a surgical planning and navigation system combined with a robotic arm that is guided by surgeons.

Martin Mitchell, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at BMI Albyn Hospital, said: ‘Thanks to the introduction of the robotic-arm we can now offer our patients surgery with this cutting-edge equipment that will ultimately mean a smoother and speedier recovery from pre-op to post-op.

‘It’s an exciting time for the ever-evolving medical world and this advancement means we have a great opportunity to stay at the forefront of joint replacement surgery as we strive to continuously return our patients to their previous quality of life,’ Mitchell continued.

Stuart Storrie, executive director BMI Albyn Hospital added: ‘This state-of-the-art robotic-arm will help transform the way our surgeons perform hip and knee joint replacements. With the help of the Mako robotic-arm, the overall process for patients undergoing a hip or knee joint replacement surgery should be a far smoother and speedier process.’