PS one of the many patents for the RIO is licensed from Curexo. I can't prove it, but suspect that included a non-compete for X amount of years for a total knee application. Given that MAKO is beginning to mention the TKR research may indicate they are within sight of the end of any such agreement. Pure speculation on my part but my guess is mid-2014 for a FDA submission.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Well, MAKO did say they were impressed with the innovation and ways some are experimenting with the Rio. Shoulder, elbows and ankles have all been mentioned. Total knee is the only one that they've finally admitted to be working on.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
As the Doc is not a programmer or biomech engineer, one must assume that there is a software application for shoulder currently running that MAKO has released Of course the doc's clinic may have jumped the gun in publicizing it. I suppose any implant could be from the doc's design, if not MAKO's own, and custom fabbed .
All guesses but it looks promising.
The only lie here is that you mask the fact that you lost your butt on MAKO and are now afraid someone else might make some money because you lost your nerve. That is the MAIN reason bashers exit - not because they're short, but because they are losers.
This doctor is claiming expertise in Robotic Shoulder surgery and Makoplasty.
"Dr. Jeremy McCandless is our clinic expert on shoulder procedures with special training in the RIO Robotic MAKOplasty Arm System. The type of procedures performed at Hofmann Arthritis Institute include:
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Treatment options for shoulder, elbow and upper extremity pain during the early stages easily include non-surgical options along with physical therapy. More resistant pain symptoms may lead to further diagnostic testing by MRI. When surgery is recommended, new advances from MAKOplasty allow for surgical repairs with minimal incisions, combined with physical therapy, for a much quicker recovery time than in the past."
The surgeries are performed at Salt Lake Hospital.
Can anyone confirm this?
In today's Miami Herald there is an article quoting Dr. David Paddern of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale as stating that the Rio will ultimately be available for work on the shoulder. Reddern is an early adopter for knees (2006) and a strong proponent of the Rio for hip procedures. In this article he discusses the Mass general Hip Study and states "If I had an instrument that could always point me in the right angle and directions to do the carpentry to a degree of accuracy and precision that we'd never seen before, I'd be foolish if I didn't try this ... the use of the robot."
Dr. Jeremy McCandless specializes in adult reconstruction of Hip and Knee joints. Dr. McCandless completed a fellowship of Adult Reconstruction at University of Utah hospitals where he also completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery. Prior to that he conducted an internship in general surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland