Robotic Assisted Surgery Comes To Wimbledon Through Local Partnership
Leading orthopaedic and sports medicine group Fortius Clinic, has partnered with Spire St Anthony’s, a hospital local to Wimbledon and the South West, to now offer patients in the town centre access to robotic-assisted surgery for joint replacements.
Fortius Clinic opened a new state-of-the-art clinic on Worple Road in September 2020, offering rapid access to orthopaedic and sports injury treatment for residents living and working in Wimbledon and the surrounding areas. The clinic was limited to consultations and radio-imaging but through this new partnership, a Joint Replacement Centre has been opened, to enable surgeries for local patients.
Hip and knee replacements, using the latest ground-breaking robotic technology, will be available for patients in and around Wimbledon, South London and Surrey. The cutting-edge Mako robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.
The Stryker Mako system facilitates higher level alignment and positioning during surgery, resulting in shorter recovery times and reduced post-operative pain, helping patients get back to doing what they love. Fortius Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon Simon Bridle, who performed the first total hip replacement using the Mako at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, said “hip and knee replacements are life-transforming procedures and as surgeons we want our patients to have the optimal outcome. Robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery allows the surgeon greater ability to tailor the operation to the patient’s individual needs. The technology assists the surgeon to achieve greater surgery accuracy which is directly related to the outcome for the patient.”
Jim McAvoy, CEO of Fortius Clinic said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Spire St Anthony’s Hospital to provide this technology to our patients who live in South West London. The hospital is close to our recently opened diagnostic and outpatient clinic in Wimbledon and working with the team at Spire St Anthony’s allows us to offer our world-class care and first-class service to a wider network of patients.”
Richard Coggings, Hospital Director at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital said: “My team and I are very excited to commence this partnership, as there is a great synergy between our two organisations, which will benefit our local community” The centre is open to both patients with private medical insurance, or those wishing to pay for treatment themselves.