Dr. K.Dretakis – Head of Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery Ultra Advanced Technology

Dr. K.Dretakis  MD Ph.D  is not only an experienced user of the exciting Robotic Arm Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery MAKO System but also an International Trainer for Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Robotic Orthopaedic Technology at its best is now available  in Greece.  Now the New Mako Stryker System at the Hygeia Hospital is available for use by the Qualified and Trained Surgeon.

The Completely New Robotic System can Assist the surgeon to perform  Partial and Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement. The  precision of the Robotic Arm System can be a fraction of a millimeter.

If you have knee  or hip arthritis don’t wait too long.  For patients suffering from knee arthritis  treatment  can be performed with partial knee replacement and preserving the rest healthy part of the knee joint if you ask for help earlier.  Partial Knee Replacement for your knee means smaller incision less complication no blood loss and faster recovery. For patients suffering from hip arthritis Robotic Arm Assistance can provide Real-time Accuracy so that the new hip joint is exactly as planned.  The system  can show  real-time information about  the limb length equality and the absolute femoral stem positioning.  That means less complications fast recovery and longevity of the hip implants.

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The revolutionary robotic technique that could help you .
Do not let osteoarthritis destroy your lifestyle.
Do not let knee or hip pain to keep you away from your favorite activities.

Robotic Orthopedic Knee and Hip Replacement

Robotic orthopedic surgery is the most modern medical technology available today to treat arthritis and joint dysfunction.

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MAKO Strykers  Robotic Arm Assisted Technology is currently used at the top US Hospitals.  With the use of this Robotic technology we can preoperative design with exceptional accuracy the part of the joint that needs to be excised and also to create the new joint with the use of implants.  The exact positioning of the implants means better walking for the patient and longevity of the implants.

Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis or inflammation of the joints and the most frequent cause of disability worldwide. In Greece over 500,000 people are suffering from hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Patients  have pain and  limitation of movement that can drive to a serious deterioration of quality of life and depression.

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of disability worldwide. In Greece over 500,000 patients are suffering from osteoarthritis.

Patients have persisting pain and progressive limitation of movement. Osteoarthritis is degenerative and gradually is limiting activities and drives patients to depression and lack of participation of social life. At a later stage osteoarthritis can significantly compromise general health status of the patient.

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Obesity (for lower limb joints)
  • Injuries of cruciate and menisci of the knee in the past (knee osteoarthritis)
  • Repeated extreme stress of the joints
  • Deformities of the joints like Varus or Valgus of the knee joint
  • Fractures in the past
  • Persisting Pain and Restriction of walking.
  • Joint swelling and redness (knee)
  • Crepitus or cracking sounds of joint movement associate with joint pain
  • Persisting night pain at a later stage
  • Deformity at a later stage

Now Robotic Arm Assisted Technology MAKO which is now available at its best in Hygeia Hospital can help us treat any type of knee and hip arthritis. This extremely accurate and efficient technology is adopted from the top US Hospitals and is spreading all over the top Hospitals of the World.
Reduction of complications, minimizing recovery and better or natural feeling of the patient after surgery are important advantages offered by the new robotic arm assisted technology.

With the use of MAKO technology in some patients suffering from knee arthritis at an earlier stage there is a chance to replace only a part of the knee. This knee preserving possibility can leave the rest healthy part of the knee untouched.

Advantages of the Robotic Arm Assisted Technology

  • Excellent surgical precision
  • Smaller incision
  • Minimum blood loss
  • Reduction of  surgical complications
  • Reduction of hospital stay
  • Can minimize recovery time
  • Gives you a more natural feeling of your joint

Who can be a Candidate for Robotic Arm Assisted  Knee or Hip Surgery ?

  • Patients with osteoarthritis
  • People with pain in the medial part of the knee that persists for months
  • Patient who express an annoying discomfort of the knee or hip during   activity
  • Patinets with a history of  meniscus injury in the past and now have restriction of movement and persisting pain
  • Patient suffering from osteoarthritis and are not happy with their  medication for osteoarthritis.
  • Patients with osteoarthritis and are younger and want to have an active lifestyle.
  • Patients with osteoarthritis and are older and have medical comorbidity factors  but could undergo partial knee replacement.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Robotic Orthopedic Knee and Hip Replacement

  • Are all patients suitable for robotic knee and hip Replacement ?

Yes!  The new Total Knee Application together with Partial Knee and Total Hip can help us treat all patients with moderate or severe osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The assessment for each patient should be performed by an orthopedic surgeon trained or familiar with the robotic arm assisted orthopedic surgery techniques.

  • Can the Robot perform surgery alone?

No !!  The robot is guided and programmed by the physician. It cannot act alone it can only  help the surgeon to perform accurately a perfect operation.

  • Is the Robotic Technology improving the operation ?

Yes because the perfect result in total hip and knee replacement is related to precision. In robotic orthopaedic surgery accuracy is proved to be extremely high and can be a fraction of a millimeter.  That could ensure us that a perfect operation has been performed.  The new technology is adopted by Orthopaedic Surgeons extremely fast.  Nowdays  35% of the partial knee replacement in USA and Australia are performed with the assistance of Strykers MAKO System.

  • Are there any complications with this Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery ?

Yes like any other surgical procedure robotic orthopaedic surgery can also have complications.  The complications are less due to smaller incision reduction of duration of surgery, less hospital stay and immediate mobilization.

  • Where can I find a Hospital where Robotic Arm MAKO is available?

In Hygeia Hospital Athens Greece the All New Stryker  MAKO is available. The New System is Ready for all Three Applications.  Partial Knee Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement.

  • Do I need rehabilitation after surgery?

Rehabilitation and training always can accelerate our return to normal. Every patient has  different needs according to his age his physical condition and his weight .