Becker's reported on two key developments from spine and orthopedic robots in March.
1. Stryker unveiled Mako 2.0, the next generation of its total knee replacement robot. Development for Mako 2.0 was informed by mroe than 500,000 total knee procedures with the robot's first iteration. Mako 2.0 has a new design and customizable workflow. It has three key components: 3D-CT -based planning, AccuStop haptic technology and data analytics.
2. Accelus' Remi spine robot recieved FDA 510(k) clearance for use with GE OEC 9900 C-Arm fluoroscopic imaging systems. Remi uses 2D and 3D images to assist surgeons with pedicle screw placeent. The robot is already cleared for used with Medtronic's O-arm 3D imaging system, GE OEC 3D, Ziehm Vision RFD 3D and Stryker Airo TruCT imaging systems.