Robot Assisted Joint Replacement on the Gold Coast
Dr Hartley performs more robot assisted joint replacements than 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. He has been instrumental in organising the arrival of the Mako Robot on the Gold Coast.
THE NEXT EVOLUTION in joint replacement surgery.
Surgeons now have the ability to plan an operation prior to surgery (based on the patient's CT scan) and then perform the operation while having a robot “double check” the procedure as it is being performed. This adds a level of accuracy and a level of safety to the operation.
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: Less pain and earlier mobility results in less time in hospital.
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: