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Robot Wars Brewing In Orthopedics

Robotic-controlled surgical tools – led by market leader MAKO Surgical Inc. – are beginning to take root in the knee surgery market, at least in partial knees. Perhaps the truest measure of the potential of this market is the growing competition that MAKO is facing: just over the past five months, Blue Belt Technologies and Stanmore Implants Worldwide received FDA approval for rival robotic surgical systems.

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MAKO Surgical: Navigating Robotics in Orthopedics

All but dead a half a dozen years ago, MAKO Surgical is alive and well with an innovative technology platform that both embraces robotics and looks past it. Key to MAKO's strategy: a focus on unicompartmental knee procedures that are extremely difficult to do manually but, company officials hope, are significantly enabled by its robotic arm platform. If company officials are right, MAKO's robotics system could help explode the unicompartmental segment of the knee market without cannibalizing the total knee replacement segment. This year's AAOS meeting was a kind of coming out party for MAKO, whose major challenge now is convincing surgeons that robotics is more than just an intriguing gadget-it's a critical part of the surgical armamentarium
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Implantable Devices
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
      • Minimally or Less Invasive
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • France
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Orthopaedic Synergy Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Christian Joly, Chmn. & CEO
    Clyde Taylor, CFO
    Stephen Colaiezzi, VP, US Sales
    Pierre Mailloux, VP, European Sales
  • Contact Info
  • Praxim SA
    Phone: (33) 04 76 54 95 03
    4 Avenue de L’Obiou
    Le Grand Sablon
    La Tronche, 38700