Michael Suk, MD, Chair of the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, discusses the new MAKO robotic arm [VIDEO]

Jennifer Schram MAKO Surgical, Portfolio News

Video Transcript:

Related Article: MAKO Surgical acquired for $1.65 billion by Stryker Corp.

“The MAKO Robot is an essential tool that helps us in surgery when we do a joint replacement like total hips and total knees and partial total knees. For us in this area, we’re the first ones to provide this robotic arm technology to assist surgeons in making their cuts, and their alignments, perfect in every joint, and so what makes it distinct, is that no one else can offer this in the region. Robotics is really important as an assistant tool to the surgeon. The robot doesn’t replace the surgeon, but what it does is provide extra guidance and extra assistance to make sure that every single cut and every alignment is perfect every single time. The MAKO Robot is a really important step in the way we do total joint surgery.”

“Geinsinger has a long history of being at the forefront of technology and innovation. The MAKO Robot is just another small step in that direction. Our founder Abigail Geinsinger said ‘Make it the best’ and there’s no question in my mind that having this as an assistive technology makes our total joint care the best.”

“The ideal candidate would be anybody considering a total joint replacement of their hip or knee today. Because the MAKO robotic procedure is less innovative and allows us to make more accurate cuts, we believe it can lead to faster recovery and better outcomes.”

Michael Suk, MD, Chair of the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

SOURCE: Geisinger