Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System

ESPN - Tales from Nick Saban's surgery and recovery


Chris Low, Alex Scarborough, Mark Schlabach

Terry Saban thought she had her husband all settled in last Tuesday, less than 24 hours after his hip replacement surgery. She thought she had enough time to run a few errands while he dozed in his recliner all hooked up to his ice machine.

She admits now that she thought wrong.

Miss Terry, as Alabama's five-time national championship coach Nick Saban fondly refers to his wife of more than 40 years, returned home only to find,...

USA TODAY - Alabama Coach Nick Saban expected to have full recovery after hip-replacement surgery


By Alex Byington, Montgomery Advertiser

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban's hip-replacement surgery went well on Monday.

"Coach Saban underwent successful robotic assisted right hip replacement surgery this afternoon with our hip specialist, Dr. Benton Emblom and the team at Andrews Sports Medicine," team surgeon Lyle Cain of the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham said in a one-paragraph statement released by the team Monday evening. "Coach is resting comfortably and we anticipate a full recovery.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement

Birmingham Medical News

The surgeons at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center are the first in Birmingham to use Stryker's Mako Robot-Arm Assisted Surgery System in total knee, partial knee and hip replacements. This robotic technology increases accuracy in joint replacement procedures.

The initial system was installed at St. Vincents Birmingham in August and has been so successful a second robot is already in use.