8 spine, orthopedic robotics updates in 60 days


Here are eight updates in the spine and orthopedic robotics spaces, including practices adding robots, surgeon milestones and a FDA approval, that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 22:

1. Michael Gallizzi, MD, of the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., completed his 300th robotic spine.

2. Teja Karukonda, MD, performed the first robotic spinal fusion at Teaneck, N.J.-based Holy Name Medical Center.

3. Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Ill., added the Mako robot for hip and knee replacement.

4. Brian Fiani, DO, of Livonia, Mich.-based Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists, completed his 100th case with Medtronic's Mazor robot.

5. Berlin-based Central Vermont Medical Center added a Stryker Mako robot for total joint replacements.

6. William Doran, DO, orthopedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist at TidalHealth Orthopedics in Seaford, Del., completed 1,000 joint replacements using Stryker's Mako robot.

7. Indiana (Pa.) Regional Medical Center successfully completed 500 joint replacement surgeries with the Mako SmartRobotics system.

8. Zimmer Biomet earned FDA clearance for the Rosa Shoulder robot.

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