Stryker Orthopaedics celebrated a landmark moment this month as the 100,000th cumulative robotic-arm assisted procedure in the U.S. was performed using the Mako System. This advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.
Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient's unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.
Earlier this year, Stryker announced the commercial launch of its highly anticipated robotic-arm assisted application, Mako Total Knee, for use with the market leading Triathlon Total Knee System. This latest advancement distinguishes the Mako System as the first and only robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements. These treatment options are designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis.