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Robotic Hip & Knee Joint Replacement - Now available at Mayo Private Hospital

Robotic Assisted Hip & Knee Surgery, right here on the Mid North Coast! Mayo & Forster Private Othopaedic Surgeons are now using cutting edge robotic technology to assist with knee and hip replacement surgery.

The first Robotic MAKO Surgery has taken place at Mayo Private Hospital with the Orthopaedic team bringing state-of-the-art joint replacement surgeries to the Mid North Coast.

"We are so excited to be able to bring this multi-million-dollar robot to our communities. Locals don't have to travel far from home now to receive the latest and greatest in joint replacement surgery."

- Deanne Portelli, Regional Chief Executive Officer

Osteoarthritis and Joint Surgery

With an aging population both on the Barrington Coast and across Australia, Osteoarthritis has been identified as the main contributor to hip and knee deterioration. According to the 2022 Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, close to 69,000 knee replacements and over 52,000 hip replacements were undertaken across Australia in 2022.

Surgery with the MAKO Robot

MAKO robotic technology uses CT scans to analyse each patient’s unique joint structure and plan their joint replacement prior to surgery. The Orthopaedic Surgeon then uses the MAKO Robotic arm during the surgery to perfectly match the detailed pre-operative plan. This allows the surgeon to customise the alignment and positioning of the replacement joint to ensure it is at an angle that optimises outcomes and matches the unique anatomy of each patient, to within <1mm.

Studies have been presented showing that the use of the MAKO Robot for partial knee replacement surgery has reduced the number of surgical revisions required when compared to traditional, manual replacement surgeries. It is now available for total hip replacement and total knee replacement, where there is the potential for similar results to be observed. Further information about the Stryker MAKO Robot is available at

Patient Profile

Mrs Mary McGuire of Taree was our first patient to undergo a knee replacement with the Mako Robot in April 2024.

"I was so excited to hear of this opportunity. I did all my research and decided to delay my surgery just to wait for the robot. Everything went very well; I was walking the next day!"

MAKO Referrals

Our Orthopaedic team is now accepting referrals for robotic Hip and Knee Replacement surgery using the MAKO Robotic system. Please contact one of the following surgeons for more information.

Rehabilitation Services

Following Robotic Knee or Hip Surgery, our team at Mayo and Forster Private Hospitals tailor the perfect pathway for full rehabilitation and returning you to life's daily activities.

Review our Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab Programs at each site. You don't have to travel to Newcastle or Sydney!

Learn more about post-surgery rehab options at Mayo - MAYO PRIVATE REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

Learn more about post-surgery rehab options at Forster - FORSTER PRIVATE REHABILITATION PROGRAMS