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Armidale Private Hospital announces it now has the only Mako robotic arm in regional NSW | Tenterfield Star




With the arrival of its new state-of-the-art robotic technology, Armidale Private Hospital is now the only facility in regional NSW to offer patients access to the Mako robot.

The Mako system is a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm that increases the accuracy of total knee replacements, and the only place between Newcastle and the Gold Coast you can find one is in Armidale, with the other 8 located in either Newcastle or Sydney.

Total knee replacements are the most common joint replacement globally and make up most of the 200 joint replacements orthopedic surgeon Dr Neil Ferguson carries out each year.

He says many of these are for patients from across the New England area – including Tenterfield.

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