SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

December 01, 2008 07:15 ET

REMINDER: MAKOplasty® Robotic Arm Partial Knee Resurfacing -- A New Level of Precision

OR-Live Webcast From St. Elizabeth Community Hospital: December 1, 2008, 3:00 PM PST

RED BLUFF, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - A live surgical webcast of MAKOplasty® robotic arm partial knee resurfacing will be presented by Thomas M. Coon, M.D. and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital on December 1st at 3:00 p.m. PST. MAKOplasty® is a new, minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure used to treat early to mid-stage knee osteoarthritis that offers a more precise and consistent result that can provide relief.

The opportunity for early intervention is important as osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

MAKOplasty® takes partial knee resurfacing to a new level of precision. It is enabled by the Tactile Guidance System™ (TGS™), a surgeon-interactive tactile robotic arm and 3-D visualization system.

The TGS™ allows the surgeon to make a pre-surgical plan that details the technique for bone preparation and implant positioning using a CT scan of the patient's knee. During the procedure, the system creates a three-dimensional live-action, virtual view of the patient's bone surface and correlates the image to the pre-programmed surgical plan. As the surgeon uses the robotic arm, its tactile, acoustic and visual feedback limits the bone preparation to the diseased areas and provides for more optimal implant positioning, placement and results.

MAKOplasty® is a registered trademark of MAKO Surgical Corp (NASDAQ: MAKO).

To view a preview of this program and learn more about this new knee resurfacing technology visit:

VNR: Robotic Arm Partial Knee Resurfacing

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