CHICAGO, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq:MAKO), the leader in robotic arm assisted partial knee and total hip arthroplasty worldwide, today announced that it will showcase its MAKOplasty ® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and Partial Knee Resurfacing applications at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting (AAOS), March 20-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago. During the meeting, orthopedic surgeons will deliver presentations and provide hands-on demonstrations in MAKO's booth #212.
MAKOplasty THA is the company's latest application for its RIO ® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which will be highlighted by the company during the meeting. The RIO system overcomes limitations of conventional arthroplasty surgeries by providing auditory, visual and tactile guidance that, when integrated with the touch and feel of the surgeon's skilled hand, provides consistently reproducible precision in total hip and partial knee surgeries. MAKO's robotic arm assisted THA may result in a reduction in complications associated with conventional hip replacement surgery.
"With total hip replacement using MAKO robotic-arm assistance, I am a better surgeon because I perform 95 percent of my operations with the implants always in the correct position," said Lawrence Dorr, M.D., clinical professor of orthopedics at Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. "This is better than the Harvard data, which showed 47 percent of the implants in the correct position 1. Even in my own practice, the MAKO robotic-arm assistance provides me with greater precision compared to when I perform the hip replacement using my experience only. Every patient who comes to me expects me to give him or her a precise operation. My consistent results allow me to fulfill the trust the patient puts in me," said Dr. Dorr."Knowing I have an accurate hip reconstruction gives me confidence I have minimized the risks for impingement and its consequent complications of dislocation, pain and accelerated wear. I also believe I have optimized the chance for durability of the hip replacement of 30 years," continued Dr. Dorr.