Fortius joint replacement centre
The highest standards of care for joint replacement surgery.
Through our partnership with Fortius Clinic, you will be treated by the UK’s leading experts in the field of joint replacement.
Fortius surgeons are able to perform surgery using the Stryker Mako robotic arm assisted technology, the very latest in robotic innovation. We offer both knee and hip replacements using the Mako robot to enable our surgeons to carry out highly advanced joint replacement surgery. The Stryker Mako robot system facilitates higher level alignment and positioning during surgery.
Patients having joint replacement with Fortius at Cromwell Hospital benefit from a shorter stay in hospital – ideally three days – and our aim is to have you walking, pain free, on the day of your operation.
Joint replacement for the knee is available for both total knee replacements, as well as partial (uni-compartmental) replacements. Both of these treatments aim to relieve the pain and suffering associated with conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and degeneration in the joint. Whether you need a total or a partial knee replacement depends on how damaged your joint is and your surgeon will discuss this with you.
Fortius surgeons are trained to use the Mako robot to assist with surgical precision and prosthesis placement.
The average length of stay in hospital after a knee replacement is three days. Whilst in our care you will be on our enhanced recovery pathway, aimed to reduce the amount of time you spend in hospital, and ensure you feel involved in all aspects of your medical care.
At the Fortius Joint Replacement Centre we offer hip replacement surgery as well as hip revision surgery. A hip replacement may be necessary when medication or other lifestyle changes have not been able to relieve symptoms and joint preservation treatment has not been successful.
Treatment with a hip replacement can relieve conditions including:
- Hip dysplasia
- Femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)
- Avascular necrosis
Our hip replacement specialists are also trained to carry out surgery with the Mako robotic arm assisted system.