Secondary Care

Robotic tech to help Fortius Clinic and Bupa at new health centre

Fortius Clinic and Bupa have announced a partnership which will provide hip and knee replacements using the latest ground-breaking robotic technology.

The cutting-edge MAKO robotic technology enables highly accurate placement of personalised knee or hip implants, smaller incisions, and faster recovery times.  As demand for joint replacement grows robotic technology is said to accelerate and improve all aspects of a patient’s recovery.

At the launch event this week, Mr Andy Williams, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and one of Fortius Clinic’s Founding Surgeons, spoke about the current state of UK healthcare and the benefits of using robotic technology:

“The future of joint replacement surgery must focus on ensuring consistent outcomes – in recovery, performance and longevity. There is a wide variability of surgery outcomes and complication rates in current orthopaedic practice. This is why we need to shift our focus to further training on using new technologies within the field to improve patient outcomes.

“The use of robotic technology is changing the face of joint replacements. The MAKO robot drives up the benchmark across the sector and ensures all patients have a consistent, high standard of care. Treatment with modern knee replacements are reliable, and carry little variability, when implanted correctly, but the performance does not compare to that of a patient’s normal knee. The future in joint replacement treatment is in the accuracy of implant alignment with the latest robotic technology to enhance accuracy. This is beneficial not just for patients but for improving opportunities for clinicians in furthering their capabilities.”

Philip Luce, Director of Bupa Cromwell Hospital said: “We always strive to offer the best in orthopaedic treatment, and this partnership with the Fortius Clinic gives our patients access to the best facilities and latest technology, whilst benefiting from the highest quality patient care and outcomes. We’re excited to be offering Fortius Joint replacement at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, where state-of-the-art robotic technology will ensure an enhanced patient experience.”

The clinic will be open to insurance, and self-paying patients from today. For more information, please visit: