Stryker: Looking to corner the orthopedic surgery market
Stryker bought up Mako Surgical in 2013 and acquired their Mako Rio robot designed for partial knee and total hip replacement surgeries.
The Mako system can be used for partial knee replacements and hip surgeries currently, with the launch of a total knee replacement system slated for some time this year, according to the company.
Despite having won FDA approval for its Mako Triathlon total knee device last August, Stryker has yet to launch the offering.
Hoping to avoid the problems Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker ran into with its surgical navigation system, which caught on only in Australia, the company is running a pair of clinical trials to study how surgeons use the robot-assisted surgery platform.
In a recent Barclay’s survey, 22% of doctors that were surveyed reported using the Mako system, and 25.5% of them said they would use it more in the future.
Video demonstration of the Mako Rio system