An Australian first for robotic hip replacement surgery

An Australian first for robotic hip replacement surgery

April 2016



Pioneering orthopaedic surgeons at Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital have performed the first robotic hip replacement in Australia.

This cutting edge surgery is one of the newest orthopaedic procedures to emerge. This surgical approach using robotic technology provides real benefits and improvement to surgical precision, accuracy and alignment- providing many benefits for our patients.

Stryker’s technology allows the surgeon to plan an operation prior to surgery, based on the patient’s CT scan - which assesses the bone and implant position. The robotic arm then guides the surgeon to deliver greater precision with the position and placement of the implant.

Ms Daniele Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital said, “Robotic assisted surgery is a revolution in joint replacement surgery. Our orthopaedic surgeons commenced using the Stryker Mako robot for partial knee replacements in August 2015.

They are now utilising the latest technology for robotic hip replacement and have plans to move into robot assisted full knee replacements in the future. Our orthopaedic robotic program is rapidly expanding.

We are very fortunate to have highly regarded, experienced and world renowned surgeons eager to advance their surgical and robotic skills to improve health outcomes for our patients.

The hospital is committed to advancing its technological services and innovations and is embarking on a comprehensive robotic program affiliated with QUT and medical robotics to support academic and surgical research and innovation”.