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Stryker celebrates 1,000th install of Mako System


Leading medical technology firm, Stryker, has announced the installation of its 1,000th Mako System, a significant milestone for Mako SmartRobotics™. Mako robotic arm assisted surgery enables more predictive surgical experiences when performing joint replacement surgery.

There are now more than 1,000 Mako Systems installed across 28 countries and in every state in the contiguous U.S. Introduced in 2006, Mako SmartRobotics™ now has over 14 years of clinical use, with over 350,000 robotic-arm-assisted surgery cases performed worldwide. Mako SmartRobotics™ combines three key components — 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop™ haptic technology and insightful data analytics* — into one platform, which has shown better outcomes for total hip, total knee and partial knee patients.1,2,3

“The installation of the 1,000th Mako is a milestone we are proud of, especially since the full launch of our Total Knee application just happened in 2016,” said Spencer Stiles, Stryker’s group president of Orthopaedics & Spine. “Robotics in orthopaedics is here to stay, and at Stryker we are committed to further advancing this technology.”


  1. Illgen RL, Bukowski BR, Abiola R, et al. Robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty: outcomes at minimum two year follow up. Surg Technol Int. 2017;30:365-372.
  2. Kayani B, Konan S, Tahmassebi J, Pietrzak JRT, Haddad FS. Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty is associated with improved early functional recovery and reduced time to hospital discharge compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study. Bone Joint J. 2018;100-B(7):930-937. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.100B7.BJJ-2017-1449.R1
  3. Kleeblad LJ, Borus T, Coon TM, Dounchis J, Nguyen JT, Pearle AD. Midterm survivorship and patient satisfaction of robotic-arm assisted medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a multicenter study. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33(6):1719-1726. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018.01.0364

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