Robotic Orthopaedic surgery at the Princess Grace Hospital

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The Princess Grace Hospital considers investment in the latest and best technology to be a priority and is matched to the needs of their clinicians and patients. They are delighted to be the first private hospital in the United Kingdom to offer robotic orthopaedic procedures for their patients who need a partial or total knee replacement or a total hip replacement. They achieve this by making use of a MAKOplasty robotic arm.

By utilising the robotic system, this allows for a more accurate placement of the implant compared to traditional methods. In turn this means that a patient who has treatment of this type will have a more natural feeling knee, post-partial knee replacement and experience a small difference in leg length after a total hip replacement.

What are the benefits of using a robot for surgery?

  • A smaller incision
  • Fewer complications
  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery time

It is also worth remembering that the lifetime of implants is dictated by the accuracy of placement and therefore the more accurately positioned implants should last longer. With this statistic in mind, replacement surgery using robots are more likely to last longer after surgery.

Where is the Princess Grace Hospital?

The Princess Grace Hospital is situated in the heart of London in the world renowned medical district.

Is the Princess Grace Hospital part of a group?

Yes, The Princess Grace hospital is part of globally renowned HCA Healthcare group. The Princess Grace hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in London.

How can I pay for my treatment at The Princess Grace Hospital?

Patients attending the hospital can either self-fund their treatment or, if they have the appropriate cover on their private medical insurance policy, they can claim for treatment using their insurance. In almost all cases in the UK, patients would need a GP referral for further treatment by a consultant and for diagnostic testing.

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