June 17, 2024

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Fortius Clinic to showcase robotic surgical technology at Arab Health

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Fortius Clinic – the UK’s largest orthopaedic group based in London – is attending Arab Health 2024 to showcase robotic technology enabling surgeons to carry out advanced hip and knee replacement surgery for patients with chronic joint problems.

Situated in the Harley Street Medical Area (HSMA), Fortius Clinic has two Mako robots and is one of the largest Mako clinics in London. The robotic technology transforms the way hip and knee replacements are performed, helping patients get back quicker to their normal activities, while enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.

Robotic assisted joint replacement surgery brings advantages that include shorter operating time and hospital stay, less pain, and faster recovery.

Before surgery the patient has a CT scan, which is used to develop a 3D virtual model, allowing the surgeon to accurately plan the joint replacement down to the actual size of implant required. During surgery the robotic arm guides the surgeon within a pre-defined area enabling more precise positioning of the implant. 

The support of the Mako robotic technology allows the surgeon to alter the position of the implants by tiny amounts – a degree or a millimetre. The ability to fine tune the implant position can have a dramatic effect on the outcome for patients and allows surgeons to implant the joint replacement with high degrees of confidence. 

Full knee replacement surgery lasts approximately one hour, and patients are permitted to walk soon after the procedure. It also means patients spend less time on the operating table, so they typically recover faster.

With ageing populations and the rise of chronic pain conditions, the demand for orthopaedic surgery to alleviate chronic pain is increasing. There were 37,000 Mako assisted procedures in Europe and the UK in 2023. In the Middle East, the total population of people aged 60 or over is expected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100. Consequently, the number of people in this region requiring surgical interventions for chronic joint pain is expected to increase significantly.

Fortius Clinic chief executive officer Jim McAvoy said: “Surgery is becoming more advanced, and robotic-assisted joint replacement surgeries are considered to be one of the best surgical procedures, enabling patients to have the optimal outcome in terms of recovery. We are excited to be part of the HSMA delegation at this year’s Arab Health to showcase this ground-breaking innovation that dramatically transforms the way hip and knee joint replacement surgery is performed, offering patients access to the latest in state-of-the art robotic surgery. 

“As part of HSMA, Fortius shares the same reputation for medical excellence in the UK and abroad. We’re proud to be part of a vibrant hub of London’s medical community and provide access to leading orthopaedic specialists. Along with the other medical organisations in the HSMA, we offer world-class care and first-class service.”

The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress is taking place from 30 January – 2 February 2022 at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre. Fortius Clinic team will be located on the Harley Street Medical Area Stand on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 2 Stand F30.


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