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MAKO reports improved accuracy and decreased pain levels in robotic arm system

MAKO Surgical announced the first results from a ten-year, prospective, randomized controlled trial evaluating the accuracy of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, or UKA, implant positioning, with and without robotic arm surgical assistance. Early results from this pivotal study are compelling, showing that robotic arm assisted UKA enhanced the accuracy of implant placement and decreased the levels of pain. "The early results are encouraging, as the data show more accurate component placement, as well as considerably lower self-reported post-operative pain levels out to six weeks," said Dr. Blyth. "The early results suggest that robotic arm assisted UKA with the RIO system greatly enhances the accuracy of implant placement, which can be achieved with only minimal deviation from the pre-operative plan."