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Mako Rio Robotic Arm

Mako Rio Robotic Arm

Robotic Technology in Orthopedic Surgery 

What is Mako Rio Robotic-Arm System?

Mako Rio Robotic-Arm system allows the surgeon to perform the procedure according to the planned surgery.The implant that is most appropriate for the patient’s anatomy is determined with detailed planning feature of the Mako device. Certain parameters, such as flexibility of joint and balance of ligaments, are evaluated precisely.

Mobile and dynamic joint structures are obtained with Mako Rio Robotic-Arm system by resurfacing only the damaged parts. Thus, unequal length of legs can be eliminated.

Recovery period of patients is shorter than other surgeries, as the surgery is performed with a small surgical incision. Bleeding is less likely and blood transfusion need decreases in a surgery that is performed with a small incision.

It is estimated that Mako Rio Robotic-Arm system will also be used for treatment of osteoarthritis in other joints, such as shoulder, soon. 

How is a surgery performed with Mako Rio Robotic-Arm System?

MRI is scanned before the surgery to create a three-dimensional virtual model of joints; following an evaluation by the physician, the implant to be used for the surgery and the procedures are very precisely planned.

When the surgery is started, the surgeon should first match the 3-dimensional virtual model of joints saved in memory of the robotic arm with the real-life joint anatomy in the operating theatre. Following this match, Mako Rio Robotic-Arm System will start seeing your joint in a spatial environment with its eyes – reflective marker tracking system – in the operating theatre.

Before implant cavities are prepared, the robotic system analyses the joint biomechanics, namely the ligament balance, very sensitively. Moreover, it reports length of the contralateral leg to the surgeon in hip surgeries. The surgeon decides the final and biomechanically appropriate placement approach for the implant by reviewing results of the analysis.

After implant cavities are irrigated under pressure, pre-planned implants are placed by the surgeon with the help of the robotic arm.

Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery 

Mako Rio Robotic-Arm system is used for replacement procedures in treatment of osteoarthritis.

Replacement surgery intends to reduce pain and maintain mobility and functionality by coating the destroyed joint surfaces.

It is necessary to comply with certain standards and procedures in replacement surgery, but a special procedure should be performed in each patient, as the joint structure is a personal characteristic.