Robotic surgery devices has many important advantages in assisting the surgeon. It provides precise calculations in alignment and constraints during surgery so that healthy bone, ligaments and tissues are untouched. This technology helps increase dexterity, restore proper hand-eye coordination and an ergonomic position, and improve visualization. These systems make surgeries that were technically difficult or unfeasible previously, now possible.
The RIO (Robotic-arm Interactive Orthopaedic) in MAKOplasty surgeries helps the surgeon:
- Create a 3-D model of the patient’s knee using the patient’s Cat Scan
- Accurately plan the implant size, orientation and alignment of the knee implants
- Enable the pre-resection capture of patient-specific kinematic tracking through full flexion and extension
- Provide real-time intra-operative adjustments for correct knee kinematics and soft-tissue balance
- Provide control for minimally invasive and bone sparing surgery, with minimal tissue trauma for faster recovery