Professor Fehily has pioneered the use of the MAKO robotic system to assist during total hip replacements in the North West. The robotic technology provides a personalised surgical plan for joint replacement surgery. Mako is the world leader in robotic assisted joint replacements with more than 12 years experience and over 125,000 joints implanted world-wide.
CT scans are used to create a 3D model of the patient’s hip for pre-surgical planning. In the operating theatre, Professor Fehily follows the personalised surgical plan while preparing the bone for the joint replacement. The MAKO robotic arm guides him within pre-defined areas which prevent him from moving outside planned areas, avoiding the removal of healthy bone tissue.
As the surgeon uses the robotic arm to prepare the hip joint for the placement of implants, the robotic arm uses real-time feedback to guide the surgeon’s movements enabling an un-paralleled degree of precision and accuracy in placing implants.