Poor implant positioning in UKA is associated with suboptimal functional outcome following surgery 1; however, robotic arm technology for UKA provides pre-operative surgical planning for more accurate and minimal bone resection (excision of part of the bone), and intra-operative joint balancing for improved post-operative function and kinematics.The primary endpoint of the clinical study is to validate the intra-operative implant alignment values recorded by the RIO system and to compare the accuracy of this implant positioning using robotic arm assistance with that achieved using conventional instrumentation in a randomized cohort. Among the secondary endpoints, the trial also examines early post-operative pain, and initial results show a reduction in patient reported post-op pain, which persists for almost 90 days following surgery. This ongoing trial will assess patient clinical, psychological and functional outcomes pre-operatively and at three months, one year, two years, five years and ten-years post-operatively.
Improved Accuracy And Decreased Pain Levels From Randomized Controlled Trial With MAKO's Robotic Arm System
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