Portsmouth QA patient able to walk 24 hours after first ever NHS robot knee replacement surgery

TWENTY-FOUR hours after knee replacement surgery, Diane Proudlock was up and walking about thanks to a groundbreaking new technology that is set to reduce pain and recovery time.

The 72-year-old from Clanfield was one of the first patients to have knee surgery using the new Stryker Mako robot at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham – which is the first NHS trust in the country to use it

The Stryker Mako robot

The revolutionary robotic-arm assisted surgery means surgeons can perform the operations with more accuracy, reducing pain and recovery times.

It will also save money for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust as there is less need for pain relief and patients can be discharged from hospital sooner.

Diane had knee replacement surgery 14 years ago and it took eight weeks to put her foot down but just a day after surgery this year she could walk and bend her knee 90 degrees.

The retiree said: ‘I was putting off having a knee replacement as I had an operation on my other knee where a plate was put in to realign it and the recovery time was terrible.

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Source: Portsmouth News