Southampton knee specialist to perform robotic joint replacements

A Southampton knee specialist is among the first in the south to offer patients access to pioneering robotic joint replacement surgery.

Amir Qureshi, a consultant knee and limb reconstruction surgeon, is set to begin partial and total knee replacements in the city using the technology next month at the Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital.

The Stryker Mako robotic arm-assisted system is designed to make total knee, partial knee and hip replacement surgery more precise than ever before by creating a custom-made surgical experience.

Surgeons are able to develop a personalised plan for patients before they enter the operating theatre by using a 3D model of their anatomy created from a CT scan to determine the exact implant size required and correct positioning.

The robotic arm - which only moves when directed by the surgeon - then uses this information to cut and remove the bone allowing the implant to be fitted with precision, reducing the risk of surgical errors while helping to protect vital structures. 

The technology, which is available at 15 centres across the UK, has been shown to reduce complications and readmissions and results in a quicker recovery and less post-operative pain.

Knee replacement surgery is the most common type of joint replacement operation in the UK, with more than 100,000 carried out on the NHS and privately every year - mainly as a result of wear and tear of the joints known as osteoarthritis.

“I am really excited to be able to offer patients access to this state-of-the-art technology, which is at the forefront of personalised healthcare - every patient will receive a unique surgical experience,” said Mr Qureshi, who also operates at Spire Southampton Hospital and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

“The Mako robot enables us to make smaller incisions and precise removal of bone and either partial or total replacement - which results in less pain, quicker recovery and better movement.”

The procedure, which costs around £13,000, is currently only available privately. For more information or to make an appointment, call 023 8091 4505 or email deborah.clark@spirehealthcare.com

Everything you need to know about your knee - A free event

Mr Amir Qureshi is pleased to offer an evening of complimentary mini consultations at Spire Southampton Hospital this Spring.

Mr Qureshi will explain everything you need to know about your knee from pain and symptoms to scans and surgery. 

When: Thursday 25th April, 2019 from 6.30pm

Where: Spire Southampton Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY

How to Book: Call us on 023 8076 4314 or use the contact form.

Mini-consultations are free and informal and provide excellent way for you to discuss your knee pain symptoms and get an idea on the next steps available to you with no obligation.

 

Please note that mini consultations are an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have, and are not a formal outpatient consultation. If you wish to proceed to treatment or surgery, a full outpatient consultation will be required. 

 

A new option for total knee replacement patients

Mr Qureshi now offers ConforMIS Knee Replacements.

To provide patients with better results, ConforMIS has developed the only 3D printed customised total knee replacement that is designed specifically for your knee.

Custom-made for your unique anatomy

Conformis knee implants are designed to match every aspect of your natural knee. The goal of any knee replacement is to be pain-free, restore natural motion, and for patients to return to their everyday activities. The custom-made knee implants are designed specifically for your unique anatomy, enabling Mr Qureshi to deliver better outcomes in knee replacement surgery and higher patient satisfaction

 Customised for you in only four weeks, ConforMIS iFit® image-to-implant® technology converts a CT scan of your knee into a 3D model and then designs an implant that’s unique to you. This fully automated process ensures that your implant is made for you and you alone!

For more information or to make an appointment please call Debbie on 023 8091 4505.