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MAKO Surgical Corp. Message Board

  • donknute donknute Aug 9, 2013 9:58 AM Flag

    Two new cruciate sparing Total Knee patent apps for MAKO

    New MAKO total knee patent apps published in July 2013. They've had other total knee apps granted but these apps may be directly related to the ligament sparing total knee Makoplasty research that took place at Mass General over 4 years.

    FEMORAL implant for preserving cruciate ligaments
    Publication number WO2013101661 A1
    Publication type Application
    Application number PCT/US2012/070930
    Publication date Jul 4, 2013
    Filing date Dec 20, 2012
    Priority date Dec 29, 2011
    Also published as US20130173008
    Inventors Kevin Bechtold, Ali Zafar Abbasi, Amit Mistry, Mark Ellsworth Nadzadi, Jason Karl Otto
    Applicant Mako Surgical Corp.

    Cruciate-retaining TIBIAL prosthesis
    Publication number WO2013101582 A1
    Publication type Application
    Application number PCT/US2012/070531
    Publication date Jul 4, 2013
    Filing date Dec 19, 2012
    Priority date Dec 29, 2011
    Also published as US20130173010
    Inventors Ronald R. IRWIN, Jason Karl Otto, Ali Zafar Abbasi, Mark Ellsworth Nadzadi
    Applicant Mako Surgical Corp.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • Bumping Don's post up as it seems even more relevant in light of that surgeon's quote.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • No doubt they're on the way. From the former MAKO Manager of Corporate Strategy and Business Development's LinkedIn profile (she's now Product Manager) regarding responsibilities she had circa 2011: "Lead the product roadmap process for new products such as FAI and total knee replacement as well as product line extensions in the partial knee franchise..."

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Thanks,,,this could be the game changer Mako really needs....Problem is most Docs get good results the way they do Total knees now....But more Mako can offer the better their chances...As always you provide the best information on this board...

      • 1 Reply to clipper442
      • Thanks clipper. As we know, they've said they are looking to add total knee (and other applications) at some point. More steps in the right direction. The RIO is a platform now doing knees and hips. The latest hip software is a monster step in the right direction with registration and procedure time significantly reduced (2 contact points vs 32 in the previous version), 3D instead of 2D, and stronger haptic feedback (4x stronger on reamer). Took the wish list of the hip surgeons back to their 114 engineers and said get to work. Adding total knee to the MAKO gives a mid level surgeon the ability to perform at a high volume surgeon's level (more so on partial knees where experience is a bigger factor). Research is also ongoing into FAI (hip impingement) and osteosarcoma surgery (removing bone and replacing with 3d printed custom fit implants). The latter being something Stanmore was also working on and had some success with. Bottom line, the more value in the platform the easier it becomes for surgeons and administrators to sign off on acquisition. The leasing program seems to be gathering momentum. Leasing companies buy the MAKO Rio outright from MAKO and MAKO enters into the service and "razor blade" biz directlY with the hospital.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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