Stryker opens new robotic surgery training center: 3 things to know


Stryker opened their new Fort Lauderdale. Fla.-based Mako Education Center designed to train surgeons in robotic orthopedic surgery, the South Florida Business Journal reported. The center is the only one of its kind dedicated to training surgeons in robotics.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Shawn Kroll, Stryker’s vice president of robotic development, told the South Florida Business Journal over 100 surgeons were completed training this year. He hopes to train hundreds more in the coming years in addition to their own staff that supports hospitals and surgeons in the field.

2. Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology, one of the robotic systems demonstrated at the center, allows surgeons to have a more predictable experience when performing joint replacements

3. There are 75 full-time staff members at the training center.

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