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Stryker MAKOplasty® Robotic Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty

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The Stryker MAKOplasty® Robotic Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty is an example of the latest surgical developments in knee replacement surgery. The use MAKOplasty in knee replacement dates back to 2006 and was FDA approved in 2015. Greater than 23,000 MAKOplasty procedures have been performed and the number continues to increase. Mako uses a CT-based software to help develop a surgical plan. A CT scan is obtained prior to surgery. The CT scan is integrated with the Mako software which develops a 3D model of the patient’s knee. This software allows the surgeon to make adjustment and accurately gauge implant size and position prior to the day of surgery. Mako also gives the surgeon the ability to make real time changes and visualize subtle changes during the surgery in the software. Unique to MAKOplasty is the Mako’s AccuStop™ technology which gives haptic feedback to the surgeon via a guiding robotic arm saw and theoretically cuts less bone due to the precision of the system. MAKO currently only works with the Stryker Triathlon Knee system.

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