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MAKO Surgical Corp. (MAKO) is a medical device company that markets its advanced robotic arm solution, joint specific applications for the knee and hip, and orthopedic implants for orthopedic procedures called MAKOplasty. MAKOplasty is a surgical solution, enabling orthopedic surgeons to treat patient specific, osteoarthritic disease.
Positive Trial Result for Robotic Arm System
MAKO announced the first results from a ten-year, prospective, randomized controlled trial evaluating the accuracy of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty [UKA] implant positioning, with and without robotic arm surgical assistance. Early results are compelling, as they showed that robotic arm-assisted UKA enhanced the accuracy of implant placement and decreased the levels of pain. Dr. Mark Blyth said:
The early results suggest that robotic arm assisted UKA with the RIO system greatly enhances the accuracy of implant placement, which can be achieved with only minimal deviation from the pre-operative plan.
Management is encouraged as the result demonstrates the effectiveness of MAKO’s RIO system and MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing as a minimally invasive surgical option for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. The results also underscore the importance of accuracy and precision in UKA surgeries.