MAKOplasty and RIO: The Technology

MAKOplasty® is an innovative, restorative surgical solution that enables orthopedic surgeons to treat patient-specific, early to mid-stage osteoarthritic knee disease with consistent reproducible precision using the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.

The RIO® (Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic) System empowers surgeons and hospitals to address the needs of a large and growing number of patients suffering from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. Patients who desire a restoration of lifestyle, minimized surgery, reduced pain and rapid recovery may benefit from MAKOplasty®.

RIO® assists the surgeon in achieving natural knee kinematics and optimal results at a level of precision previously unattainable with conventional instrumentation, including:

  • Accurately planning implant size, orientation and alignment utilizing CT-derived 3-D modeling
  • Enabling the pre-resection capture of patient-specific kinematic tracking through full flexion and extension
  • Allowing real-time intra-operative adjustments for correct knee kinematics and soft-tissue balance
  • Offering minimally invasive and bone sparing, with minimal tissue trauma for faster recovery

  • Last updated: 07/26/2011
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