Australia’s first robotic hip operation

Australia’s first robotic hip operation

Australia’s first robotically assisted hip replacement operation has been performed in Brisbane under the leadership of QUT’s Professor of Orthopaedic Research, Ross Crawford.

The operation was carried out on a patient at Brisbane’s Holy Spirit Northside Hospital. With more than 43,000 total hip replacements carried out in Australia last year, Professor Crawford said the robotic assisted surgery is expected to become popular. He said the technology being used was very mature and predicted it won’t be long before the technology was advanced enough to perform far more of the operation.

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