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Robotic Surgery Gold Coast

Dr Jason Tsung is one of the first Orthopaedic Surgeons on the Gold Coast to perform unicompartmental knee replacement and hip replacement surgery, utilising a state-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgery arm known as the Stryker Mako Robot.
Dr Tsung will be performing these operations from John Flynn Private Hospital in Tugun which consists of the hospital building, a six-storey specialist medical centre, the East Coast Cancer Centre Radiotherapy building and onsite services of radiology, pathology and pharmacy.

Robotic-Assisted Unicompartmental Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Robotic-assistance enables highly accurate implant placement and alignment based on each patient’s specific anatomy when performing hip and knee replacement surgery. 
The robotic assisted procedures which Dr Jason Tsung performs are partial or ‘half’ knee replacements and total hip replacement.
Clinical Studies Highlight Increased Accuracy and Kinematic Outcomes for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Surgery and Hip Replacement Surgery
According to international research the robotic-assisted arm implantation resulted in two to three times more accurate unicompartmental knee implantation than manual implantation [1-5] and four to six times more accurate hip replacement surgery than manually placed cups [7]
Clinical and radiographic outcomes also revealed that patients who received robotic arm assisted fixed bearing unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) were nine times more likely to be discharged within 24 hours compared to patients receiving fixed bearing UKR with standard instrumentation [9].
Functional kinematic outcomes with robotic-assisted partial knee replacement resulted in saving the cruciates which in-turn assisted in producing more normal knee kinematics than manual total knee replacement (TKR)  [10]
Gold Coast Robotic Surgery will currently only be performed from John Flynn Private Hospital. All enquiries related to robotic assisted surgery should be made to Dr Jason Tsung’s head office on 1300 399 223.
1. Citak M, Suero EM, Citak M, Dunbar NJ, Branch SH, Conditt MA, Banks SA, Pearle AD. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: Is robotic technology more accurate than conventional technique? Knee. 2013;20(4): 268-71. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2012.11.001. Epub 2012 Nov 30.
2. Dunbar NJ, Roche MW, Park BH, Branch SH, Conditt MA, Banks SA. Accuracy of dynamic tactile-guided unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty.2012;27(5):803-8 e1.
3. Lonner JH. Robotic arm-assisted unicompartmental arthroplasty. In, Master techniques in orthopedic surgery: Knee arthroplasty. Lotke PA and Lonner JH, Editors. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2008. Philadelphia, PA.
4. Lonner JH. Robotic arm-assisted unicompartmental arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2009;20(1): 15-22.
5. Pearle AD, O’Loughlin PF, Kendoff DO. Robot-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2010 Feb;25(2):230-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2008.09.024. Epub 2008 Dec 4.
6. Sinha RK. Outcomes of robotically assisted unicompartmental arthroplasty. Am J Orthop. 2009;XXXVIII(2 Suppl):20-2.
7. Nawabi DH, Conditt MA, Ranawat AS, Dunbar NJ, Jones J, Banks S, Padgett DE. Haptically guided robotic technology in total hip arthroplasty – A cadaveric Investigation. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2013 Mar;227(3):302-9.
8. Argenson JN, Parratte S, Bertani A, Aubaniac JM, Lombardi AV Jr, Berend KR, Adams JB, Lonner JH, Mahoney OM, Kinsey TL, John TK, Conditt MA. The new arthritic patient and arthroplasty treatment options. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Aug;91(Suppl 5): 43-8. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.00406.
9. Coon TM, Driscoll M, Horowitz S, Conditt MA. Robotically assisted UKA is more accurate than manually instrumented UKA. 23rd Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), 2011, Tel Aviv, Israel.
10. Watanabe T, Banks SA, Kreuzer S, Leffers K, Muneta T, Conditt MA, Jones J. Deep flexion kinematics with robotic modular knee arthroplasty. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, 2012, San Diego, CA.

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