The Mako robot-assisted procedure


Mr Makrides can now use the Mako robotic arm system to assist hip and knee replacements.

How does it work?

The pioneering technology works by creating a 3D virtual model of your hip or knee which is done prior to surgery. This creates a unique personalised plan which the robotic arm follows within a pre-defined area using real time tracking feedback. This makes it incredibly precise and accurate when inserting the joint prosthetic.

What are the benefits?

Advantages of the Mako robotic arm are:

  • Can be used for partial or total hip and knee replacements
  • Helps create a personalised surgical plan
  • 2-3 times more accurate joint replacement than manual replacement
  • Produces minimal blood loss and a smaller scar
  • Helps preserve healthy bone and soft tissue
  • Results in less post-operative pain than manual techniques
  • Provides a quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay
How long is recovery?

Recovery is much quicker than traditional hip and knee replacements. You will have a personalised physiotherapy plan and may be able to walk just hours after your surgery, and return to your everyday activities in 1-4 weeks.

Mako robotic arm system to assist during total hip replacements, total knee replacements and partial knee replacements. The robotic technology provides a personalised surgical plan for joint replacement surgery.

Where is surgery carried out?

Mr Makrides performs Mako assisted surgery at his Spire Little Aston clinic, the only private facility in the Midlands to offer it.

How do I book a consultation?

You can book either a face to face or virtual consultation with Mr Makrides by contacting his secretary. You can find her details here.

Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees, and here for private medical insurance information.


Welcome to the Midland Hip and Knee Clinic based at Spire Parkway in Solihull, Spire Little Aston in Sutton Coldfield and Spire South Bank in Worcester. We offer Self-funding and Private Insurance payment options.

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