ROBOTIC-ASSISTED JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Dr Mokete is Africa’s first Robotic Joint Replacement Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. In 2016 he successfully performed the continent’s first robotic-assisted knee replacement at Busamed Modderfontein.
Robotic-assisted Joint Replacement
Dr Mokete is pleased to be able to offer his patients the latest technology in joint replacement surgery – robotic-assisted joint replacement. This technology is currently available for patients who are candidates for Total Knee Replacement and Partial Knee Replacement. The main advantages of robotic surgery compared to conventional procedures are Improved Accuracy and Consistent Placement of Implants. Accurate implant placement reduces the potential for complications and promotes the longevity of the implant. Studies have also shown less pain, and improved new function following robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery.
With robot-assisted surgery, Dr Mokete takes into account your unique anatomical structure, including soft tissue structure for customised operation. For example, if someone is bowlegged, where their legs curve outward, protruding at the knees, the robot-assisted surgery will not drastically change the condition, but rather reposition the knee in correlation to their soft tissue structure.
Dr Mokete will evaluate your health, previous surgeries, allergies and medication weighing the benefits as well as the potential risks associated with robot-assisted joint replacement surgery. The complications that arise from this type of procedure are rare, with just under three per cent of knee replacement patients experiencing difficulties.