Dr Stuart Mackenzie is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery and trauma surgery. He has a special interest in difficult and revision
hip and knee replacement surgery. He also specialises in arthroscopic knee surgery, including ACL reconstruction, and orthopaedic trauma surgery.
Dr Mackenzie has undertaken training in orthopaedic surgery in Australia, the USA, Canada and England. He undertook his undergraduate medical training
at the University of Newcastle Graduating in 2002. He also completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) degree in 1999. He undertook his internship
and resident years in Hunter area Health Service before starting orthopaedic training.
Dr MacKenzie was the first surgeon in Newcastle to perform robot-assisted orthopaedic surgery doing both the first robot-assisted partial knee replacements
and the first robot-assisted total hip replacements. Dr MacKenzie also performs robotic assisted total knee replacement surgery.
The Mako technology provides Dr MacKenzie with a patient-specific 3D model to pre-plan your procedure. During surgery, Dr MacKenzie guides the Mako robotic-arm
based on your patient-specific plan. This helps to focus on removal of diseased bone, helping preserve healthy bone, and assists your surgeon in positioning
the prosthetic joint based on your anatomy.