Fortius Clinic, Part of the Affidea Group, Partners with Spire St Anthony’s Hospital to Launch Second Joint Replacement Centre in the UK
Leading orthopaedic and sports medicine group Fortius Clinic has joined forces with Spire St Anthony’s Hospital to launch its second Joint Replacement Centre. The new partnership provides robotic assisted surgery for joint replacement patients in Southwest London.
The centre provides hip and knee replacements using the latest ground-breaking robotic technology for patients in and around Wimbledon, South London and Surrey.
The cutting-edge Mako robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.
The Stryker Mako system facilitates higher level alignment and positioning during surgery, resulting in shorter recovery times and reduced post-operative pain, helping patients get back to doing what they love.
Fortius Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon Simon Bridle, who performed the first total hip replacement using the Mako at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, said: “Hip and Knee replacements are life transforming procedures and as surgeons we want our patients to have the optimal outcome. Robotic assisted joint replacement surgery allows the surgeon greater ability to tailor the operation to the patient’s individual needs. The technology assists the surgeon to achieve greater surgery accuracy, which is directly related to the outcome for the patient.”
Jim McAvoy, CEO of Fortius Clinic said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Spire St Anthony’s Hospital to provide this technology to our patients who live in Southwest London. The hospital is close to our recently opened diagnostic and outpatient clinic in Wimbledon and working with the team at Spire St Anthony’s allows us to offer our world class care and first-class service to a wider network of patients.”
Richard Coggings, Hospital Director at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital said: “My team and I are very excited to commence this partnership, as there is a great synergy between our two organisations, which will benefit our local community”
The centre is open to both patients with private medical insurance, and those wishing to pay for treatment themselves.
Fortius opened its first Joint Replacement Centre at Cromwell Hospital in 2017, also with a Mako robot and enhanced recovery pathway, designed to reduce patient recovery times.
About Fortius Clinic
The Fortius Clinic was launched in 2009 by a group of consultants who set out to create a centre of excellence in the field of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal (MSK) healthcare. Fortius is the largest single group of orthopaedic and MSK consultants in Europe, with more than 100 leading specialists, and ranks among the top 20 orthopaedic groups in the world. It currently operates three outpatient and diagnostic clinics, the Fortius Surgical Centre and two specialist Joint Replacement Centres, which are located across Central and Greater London.
Accredited ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in 2019, Fortius is committed to providing excellent outcomes in orthopaedic and MSK treatment with the highest standard of compassionate nursing care. An accredited FIFA Centre of Excellence, many of Fortius’ consultants hold eminent positions in elite sport, and Fortius takes care of more elite athletes, clubs and teams than any other provider in Europe. Fortius is part of the Affidea Group, the largest European provider of advanced diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services operating in 319 centres across 15 countries in Europe.
About Spire Healthcare
Spire St Anthony’s Hospital is part of Spire Healthcare which is a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom, with 40 private hospitals and eight clinics across England, Wales and Scotland.
Working in partnership with around 8,150 experienced consultants, Spire Healthcare delivered tailored, personalised care to almost 870,000 in-patients, out-patients and daycase patients in 2021, and is the leading private provider, by volume, of knee and hip operations in the United Kingdom.
The Group’s well located and scalable hospitals have delivered successful and award-winning clinical outcomes, positioning the Group well with patients, consultants, the NHS, GPs and Private Medical Insurance (“PMI”) providers. 95% of Spire Healthcare’s hospitals are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC (or the equivalent in Scotland and Wales).