Stryker launches Mako robotic platform total-knee application

stryker-mako-7x4Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it launched the robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty application for use with its Mako System, touting it as the 1st and only robotic technology which can be used for total knee, hip and partial knee replacement procedures.

The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company’s Mako Total Knee utilizes both Stryker’s robotic platform and its Triathlon Total Knee System, guided through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy which allows physicians to create personalized surgical plans for each patient’s anatomy. The system also allows for intra-operative planning and assists in bone resectioning procedures, Stryker said.

“We are excited to be leading the transformation of the orthopaedics industry with the commercial launch of the Mako Total Knee application. We believe that pairing our Mako robotic-arm technology with our market leading implant systems will enable surgeons to have an improved surgical experience,” Stryker joint replacement division prez Bill Huffnagle said in a press release.

By Fink Densford | MassDevice

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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