Stryker Corporation has launched its robotic-arm-assisted total knee arthroplasty application for use with its Mako System. This robotic technology can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip, and partial knee replacements.
Mako Total Knee combines Stryker's advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven Triathlon Total Knee System enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy. Through CT-based 3-D 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 system also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively, and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.
Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase by 2030, yet several patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery. As this procedural growth materializes, surgeons will continue to seek clinical solutions that leverage technological advancements to improve their patients' satisfaction. It is estimated that more than 83,000 Mako robotic-arm-assisted procedures, including total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacements, have been performed through 2016.