By Andy Choi
MAKO surgical system has launched the RIO robotic arm interactive orthopaedic system in the market for aiding MAKOplasty total hip arthroplasty and total hip replacement procedures.
MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty
The robotic surgical system has been designed to support the surgeons in placing and aligning the orthopaedic implants according to the specific needs of the patients. By using the system to perform surgeries the complexity of hip replacement procedures is reduced considerably. The RIO system assists the surgeon by providing a pre-operative three-dimensional sketch of the patient’s hip. Using this pre-operative image he is able to design a surgical plan that suits the patient in the best possible manner. The robotic arm further assists the physician in preparing the hip joint and other implants.
Lawrence Dorr the medical director of Dorr Arthritis institute pointed out the benefits offered by the MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty system by helping him with images that lead to accurate judgements in surgical procedures. He added that the robotic system provides immense confidence while performing the surgery requiring no need of revisiting the outcome of surgery. The recovery time is also much quicker and there is a lesser risk of dislocation with MAKOplasty. The CEO of MAKOsurgical mentioned that the robotic surgical system was designed to benefit the surgeon and patients by providing improved accuracy during surgery and reducing the post-operative complications. The MAKOplasty total hip arthroplasty is the latest addition to MAKO’s RIO robotic arm system and has been approved by the FDA in February 2010.