Our Technology

Leaders in technological advances

Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital’s Oncology Centre provides radiation treatment, chemotherapy; Cobalt – 60 Flexitron Brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery for adult and paediatric cases. The Varian Unique linear accelerator also utilises advanced technology in the treatment of various types of cancers. This new generation tool provides even greater speed and accuracy with an electronic portal imaging system used for verification of a patient’s position. This state of the art linear accelerator is capable of delivering 3D, IMRT, VMAT treatment to the tumour with precision, destroying the cancer whilst sparing the surrounding normal tissues.

Orthopaedic surgery using MAKO-Robotics Assisted Surgery makes joint replacement outcomes more predictable. Two of Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital’s orthopaedic surgeons, Doctors Lipalo Mokete and Ebrahim Hoosen, underwent professional training in the United States and were the first two orthopaedic surgeons using the MAKO technology for joint replacements on the African continent.

Mako Robotic-Arm

Busamed has also acquired innovative and state of the art technology within Orthopaedics, specifically for hip and knee replacement surgery using a robotic assisted arm, the first of its kind in Orthopaedic Surgery in South Africa and on the African continent. The Mako Robotic Arm delivers improved accuracy and has been used to perform over 100 000 surgeries worldwide. The arrival of this machine and the Mako technology is exclusive to Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital and ensures patients can now benefit from this innovative world class orthopaedic technology. Two of our Orthopaedic Surgeons, Doctors Lipalo Mokete and Ebrahim Hoosen, underwent professional training in the USA and are the only two Orthopaedic Surgeons currently trained in this area of Orthopaedics in the country. Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital offers more than health, with committed well trained and experienced staff providing only the best in clinical and patient outcomes.

How Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Works

Have a plan personalized for you. It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized preoperative plan. In the operating room during surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm while preparing the hip socket and positioning the implant based on your personalised pre-operative plan. The Mako system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant. After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may review an x-ray of your new hip replacement with you.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Total Hip Replacement

Stryker has worked with surgeons to develop innovative products to be utilized in Total Hip Replacement. Mako robotic-arm technology can be used for Total Hip Replacement (THR), which is a procedure designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip. This technology provides your surgeon with a patient-specific 3D model to pre-plan your hip replacement. During surgery, your surgeon guides the Stryker robotic-arm based on your patient-specific plan. This helps the surgeon to focus on removal of diseased bone, helping preserve healthy bone, and assists your surgeon in positioning the total hip implant based on your anatomy.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Replacement Your Pre-Operative Guide

Preparing for your surgery. Preparing for hip replacement begins weeks before the actual surgery. The checklist below outlines some tasks that your surgeon may ask you to complete in the weeks prior to your surgery date.

  • Exercise under your doctor’s supervision
  • Have a general physical examination
  • Have a dental examination
  • Review medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Lose weight
  • Arrange a pre-operative visit
  • Get laboratory tests
  • Complete forms
  • Prepare meals
  • Choose a physical therapist
  • Plan for post-surgery rehabilitative care
  • Fast the night before
  • Bathe surgical area with antiseptic solution

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Partial Knee Replacement

Stryker has worked with surgeons to develop innovative products to be utilized in Partial Knee Replacement. Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted technology can be used for partial knee replacement, which is a procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA). By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by OA, your surgeon can replace the diseased part of your knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.Partial knee replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and
post-traumatic arthritis, and for moderate deformity of the knee.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Your Pre-Operative Guide

Preparing for partial knee replacement begins weeks before the actual surgery. The checklist below outlines some tasks that your surgeon may ask you to complete in the weeks prior to your surgery date.

  • Exercise under your doctor’s supervision
  • Have a general physical examination
  • Have a dental examination
  • Review medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Lose weight
  • Arrange a pre-operative visit
  • Get laboratory tests
  • Complete forms
  • Prepare meals
  • Choose a physical therapist
  • Plan for post-surgery rehabilitative care
  • Fast the night before
  • Bathe surgical area with antiseptic solution