Medical robots are highly talented machines. They can help diagnose diseases by working inside a patient's body. They can mix up the right compounds for chemotherapy, and they can serve as remote avatars for patients' relatives and doctors. Some of them are helping paralyzed people walk. Others are teaching stroke victims to move their arms and legs again.
Other medical robots are helping surgeons perform a wide variety of tasks, from brain surgery and heart surgery to less invasive procedures such as knee resurfacing.
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MAKO Surgical's RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System is designed to help surgeons during knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive but difficult operation done before placing implants, an alternative to more extensive and invasive total knee replacement. Knee resurfacing retains healthy bone and tissue, preserves the ligaments, and speeds recovery time. The RIO Robotic Arm provides real-time, interoperative visual, tactile, and auditory feedback, fostering more precise positioning of implants.
(Source: MAKO Surgical)