Stryker acquired MAKO Surgical Corporation in December 2013 with the goal of transforming the orthopaedic industry. The acquisition combines Stryker’s implants enabled by MAKO’s proprietary robotic-arm assisted technology. The current Mako System offers partial knee, total hip, and total knee applications.
MAKO Surgical Corporation
First generation MAKO System was launched with the partial knee application and the Stelkast UKA implant.
Restoris MCK multi-compartmental knee system
The second generation Mako System launched with the new Restoris MCK Implant System.
First Mako THA procedure performed.
Restoris Hip System
Mako total hip application is launched commercially with the Restoris Hip Implant System.
Patient-specific pre-operative plan enables more accurate implant positioning.14, 98-101 CT data is segmented to create a 3D model of the patient’s bony anatomy.
An individualized pre-operative plan is created and reviewed with the surgeon prior to the Mako procedure.
Surgeon-controlled intra-operative adjustments can be made to optimize implant placement.18 Kinematic and soft tissue data are collected intra-operatively and applied to the virtual CT model.
The surgeon reviews the pre-op plan and can modify it if necessary based on the intra-operative data to virtually balance the joint and achieve individualized placement.
The surgeon then executes the individualized intra-operative plan using robotic-arm assisted bone preparation to achieve functional implant positioning.