Robot Assisted Joint Replacement on the Gold Coast
Dr Hartley has performed more robot assisted joint replacements than almost any other surgeon in Australia. He was the first Australian surgeon to trial the Mako Robot upon its release in the Asia Pacific region in 2014 and he organised the arrival of the Mako Robot on the Gold Coast.
benefits of robot assisted surgery
Having a robot assist with surgery allows the robot to: - Help plan the surgery - Help perform the surgery - Help double-check the surgery at the end of the procedure
benefits of partial knee replacement COMPARED TO TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
Smaller incisions: As only part of the knee is replaced the incision is less than half the size required for a total knee replacement.
Faster recovery: With less soft tissue damage and less bone removed recovery is measured in weeks instead of months.
Less pain: Less bone removal and less damage to the soft tissues results in less post-operative pain and a more comfortable recovery.
Shorter hospital stays: 1-2 days shorter hospital stay when compared to total knee replacement.
Robot assisted surgery is suitable for:
Partial knee replacements.
Total knee replacements.
Total hip replacement.
If you are interested in robot assisted surgery on the Gold Coast, please download the following documents: