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  • donknute donknute May 10, 2013 8:39 PM Flag

    MAKO project on Total Knee Replacement

    from a linkedin profile. under "Projects". Senior project at FIU (Florida International University)

    "Disposable Femoral Trial for Total Knee Arthroplasty
    October 2011 to May 2012
    This was a Senior Project in collaboration with Mako Surgical to deliver a disposable femoral trial for total knee arthroplasty. This involved the design process from creating Design inputs to creating Risk assessments to executing verification tests."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • bump. real dialogue.

    • MASS GENERAL research into Total Knee with Mako Surgical. Using the Rio to oerform Total Knee AND preserve both the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. From a doctor/researcher's resume':

      2010-2013
      Biomimetic total knee design Role: PI Mako Surgical
      Goal: Develop a total knee design that retains both the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments in an effort to obtain a more functional total knee reconstruction. Implement the use of the prostheses with a haptic robotic device.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 2 Replies to donknute
      • Another patent app filed on the 9th for going after hip impingements (something Blue Belt has started studying).

        Publication date: 2013-05-09
        Patent application number: 20130114866 Mako Surgical Corporation
        Computer-Aided Planning with Dual Alpha Angles in Femoral Acetabular Impingement Surgery

        ...By conventional standards, if the alpha angle is greater than 50-55°, a cam impingement may be diagnosed. This provides the surgeon with some standard measure with which to proceed. However, the surgeon is still left with less conventional means for determining the specific volume and areas of the femur that need to be removed during surgery. While advanced three-dimensional imaging devices and computer-aided surgical systems may provide some assistance during the stages of planning and performing surgery, the limitations in visibility and the lack of clear access to the pathologic joint introduce other setbacks. For instance, it may be difficult for the surgeon to visually plan or model the specific dimensions and locations of the resection volume based purely on a series of medical images. Even once a surgical plan is determined, there may still be difficulties in properly and efficiently communicating the specific dimensions and/or locations of the resection volume to a computer-aided system or a haptic- or robot-guided surgical device. Such difficulties and the lack of convention in planning for impingement surgery may place a significant burden on surgeons in the field, and further, may cause impingement surgery in general to be conducted inefficiently and inconsistently.

        ....Accordingly, there is a need to streamline and further facilitate the planning process for surgical treatment of orthopedic impingement conditions. Moreover, there is a need for a computer-aided system or method which provides more conventional, more efficient and more accurate measures for modeling the resection volume prior to surgery...

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • That's HUGE if they pull it off. I guess I can understand their reluctance to let us and their competition know when they plan to throw in an FDA application. Surprise.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Don what is our relationship with pipeline ortho. Do we own a partof co etc

      • 1 Reply to thumbsup123
      • Yes. MAKO issued $7M in stock to Pipeline Biomedical, the parent company of Pipeline Ortho. $4.5M was an equity investment and $2.5M was a credit on their business agreement. Being a part owner of Pipeline may give them wiggle room on the med device tax associated with the hip implants but unclear as it's a gray area. Pipeline's hip implants are receiving great feedback at least per the company and the analysts. Partially 3-D printed. One end using a laser sintered additive process. The Fool touched upon it here:
        Replace the 2 *
        w*w.fool.c*m/investing/general/2013/03/11/is-this-health-care-company-embracing-3-d-printing.aspx

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Another project further back in time. (Different person). If you combine the two chronologically, seems they've moved past the tool stage to the implant stage at least based on what they're willing to share with FIU grad students.

      "Mechanical Designer of a Surgical Instrument. Senior Design Project.
      MAKO Surgical Corp.
      Public Company; 201-500 employees; MAKO; Medical Devices industry
      October 2010 – May 2011 (8 months) Davie
      CAD developer/FEA of a tool for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Senior Design Project."

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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