MAKO Surgical Corp. Expands MAKOplasty(r) Partial Knee Resurfacing Capabilities With Next Generation Robotic Arm and Implants

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MAKO Surgical Corp. (NasdaqGM:MAKO – News) will unveil the next generation of its robotic arm system and implants used for MAKOplasty(r) partial knee resurfacing, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2009 Annual Meeting, February 25- 28 in Las Vegas.

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The RIO(tm) Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System and the RESTORIS(r) MCK MultiCompartmental Knee System make bone and tissue sparing MAKOplasty(r) partial knee resurfacing available to a larger population of patients. Previously, it was only possible to perform this precision resurfacing surgery on the medial (inner) portion of the knee. Now it can be performed on the medial, patellofemoral (top) or both components of the knee, offering a large and growing population of patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee a less invasive treatment option than total knee replacement.

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