February 16, 2024

Stryker unveils ortho robotic technologies, updates at AAOS meeting

Editor's Note

Stryker Corp announced its plans to showcase new joint-replacement technologies and updates to its Mako surgical robotic platform at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in San Francisco, according to a February 16 article in The Robot Report. The announcement includes the introduction of myMako and Triathlon Hinge.

The new myMako app aims to improve the Mako SmartRobotics experience for surgeons by allowing them to access and review surgical plans for their patients remotely. This development is part of Stryker's effort to improve the usability of their robotic-assisted surgical system, promising an immersive visual experience and further advancements in the Mako platform's capabilities throughout the year.

Stryker also laid out a roadmap for the Mako platform, with plans to expand its applications into spine and shoulder surgical procedures by the end of 2024, in addition to the recent launch of Mako Total Knee 2.0 and a direct-to-patient marketing initiative. Another update is the Direct Anterior Reconstructive Technology (DART), designed to minimize the need for intraoperative fluoroscopy in certain hip-replacement procedures.

Finally, Stryker is set to unveil the Triathlon Hinge, a new addition to its Triathlon brand, offering a solution for revision knee surgeries, particularly in complex cases involving bone loss or soft-tissue challenges. The Triathlon Hinge reportedly improves the versatility of the Triathlon Revision Baseplate, providing multiple revision knee-implant options and simplifying the conversion process during surgery.

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