Mako Knee 2.0 Launched by Stryker
Medical device company Stryker recently announced the launching of Mako Knee 2.0, which is the next step in Mako SmartRobotics. The announcement was made at the AAOS 2023 Annual Meeting, which took place in Las Vegas. Mako Total Knee 2.0 has been upgraded with a new user experience, informed by over half a million Mako Total Knee procedures.
It comes with a newer, more intuitive design, customisable work-flow and various other key features, which includes a digital tensioner which allows the surgeon to assess how stable the knee is intraoperatively while a TKA (total knee arthroplasty) is taking place, without requiring additional instrumentation. The design is built off the legacy or SmartRobotics from Mako and its principle 3 key components: 3D CT-based planning, Insightful Data Analytics and AccuStop haptic technology.
Compared to manual surgery, these have shown improved results for total hip, total knee and partial knee patients. “Mako Total Knee 2.0 combines our cutting edge Mako Technology with our clinically proven Triathlon implants to help surgeons deliver enhanced patient outcomes,” said Don Payerle, president of Stryker’s Joint Replacement division. “Over the last six years, we’ve gathered key feedback from our customers and incorporated those findings into the development of Mako Total Knee 2.0 – reflecting our ongoing commitment to our customers and their patients.”
Mako Systems are currently installed in 35 countries, and more than one million procedures using mako have been conducted around the globe. “Stryker’s recent 1 million procedure milestone is an unprecedented achievement in orthopaedic robotics and a testament to the overwhelming global adoption and patient impact of Mako SmartRobotics,” said Payerle. “We look forward to continuing to help so many patients get back to the activities they love.” A limited release began for Mako Total Knee 2.0 last August, and there have been more than 3,000 cases so far, with the company continuing to distribute in a passed approach over 2023, starting in the US and proceeding with global launch activities within certain markets. At AAOS 2023, attendees will be able to visit Stryker’s booth, which is number 4243, if they wish to discover more about Mako Total Knee 2.0. There will be live demonstrations, as well as a symposium an exhibitions taking place across the 2023 Annual Meeting.
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