Mako robot-assisted total hip replacement
Modern hip replacement surgery was pioneered by Sir John Charnley in the UK in the early 1960s. The procedure and implant used were developed and refined over the next 30…
Hip replacement surgery has come a long way over the years.
The procedure is now less invasive which shortens recovery time.
Today implants are made of new materials that work better and last longer.
Matthew Burwell offers robotic-assisted surgery developed in the USA by Mako Surgical in 2006. Stryker, one of the largest Orthopaedic implant companies in the world, saw the potential of this technology and purchased Mako in 2013.
Advances in medical technology have made hip replacement surgery one of the simplest and most effective orthopaedic surgical procedures available. With very little pain and short recovery period the procedure is life-changing for many patients.
Today, less invasive techniques, including the procedure known as a direct anterior total hip replacement, allow surgeons to replace the joint through one small incision made at the front of the thigh.
This approach provides a significantly shorter and faster recovery period. With this approach, the large gluteal muscles remain intact, which reduces the chances of dislocation. This advancement also allows patients to resume their normal activities much more quickly.
Matthew Burwell is one of only a few orthopaedic surgeons in the UK specialising exclusively in treating hip conditions. Hip replacements are a large part of his practice. Many patients are referred to him from other orthopaedic specialists.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist Senior Physiotherapist
Dr Graham Robinson
Specialist Theatre Nurse
Matthew Burwell was recommended to me by someone who was working with the leadership team at Circle Bath, because of his skill as a surgeon and also because the hospital was so good
Dame Carolyn McCall CEO ITV
By 2004 my left hip was causing me lots of problems . I saw a video of me coaching and realised that there was an issue . An exaggerated limp was an understatement ! Matthew took one look at me and arranged for my hip replacement to be performed at the Bath Clinic . Read full testimonial
Brian Ashton MBE English rugby union coach and former player
In 2017, Matthew Burwell replaced my right hip. Along with his team he did a wonderful job, followed by excellent post-operative support. Read full testimonial
If surgeons could be awarded Michelin stars for surgery, Matthew Burwell should be given three! He is so experienced, so kind, so thorough, and so utterly competent—I felt at ease from the moment I met him. He treated me with respect at all times, and made sure I understand everything that would happen. Read full testimonial
Linda Blair Clinical Psychologist