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System and providing substantially stable control of a surgical tool

A system for providing substantially stable control of a surgical instrument is provided. The system includes a surgical manipulator for manipulating the surgical instrument and at least one computer configured to identify a first subset and a second subset of interaction geometric primitives associated with a virtual tool; determine, based... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and tools for use with surgical robotic manipulators

A tool for use with a surgical robotic manipulator that comprises an energy applicator including a shaft extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft has an axial-force receiving surface. A tool assembly comprises a support structure to support the energy applicator, an axial... Mako Surgical Corp

Neural monitor-based dynamic boundaries

A computer-assisted surgery system may have a robotic arm including a surgical tool and a processor communicatively connected to the robotic aim. The processor may be configured to receive, from a neural monitor, a signal indicative of a distance between the surgical tool and a portion of a patient's anatomy... Mako Surgical Corp

System and robotic surgery

A robotic surgery method includes tracking a position of a surgical tool as it is manually manipulated to perform a procedure. The tool is coupled to a handheld manipulator assembly, and the handheld manipulator assembly includes a handheld portion configured to be manually supported and moved by a user and... Mako Surgical Corp

Power pedicle screwdriver

Disclosed herein are gear shifters to reverse an output shaft rotation and a method for using the same. A gear shifter in accordance with the present invention may include a housing, an input shaft, an output shaft and an idler shaft. The input shaft may have input gears, the output... Mako Surgical Corp

Patella implant planning

Disclosed herein are systems and methods of patella preparation. A method of patella preparation includes creating a patellar coordinate system utilizing key honey landmarks of a patella on a virtual model of an unresected patella. The method can further include defining a resection plane at a predetermined implant thickness and... Mako Surgical Corp

Surgical guidance system and method

A method for controlling a surgical tool includes associating a joint of a patient with a representation of the joint, collecting data indicating at least one of a position and an orientation of a first bone and a second bone of the joint as the joint is moved through a... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for a robotic-assisted revision procedure

A method for performing a revision surgery using a robotic-assisted surgery system includes determining information related to an interface area between an implant component and a bone, and generating a planned virtual boundary associated with a portion of the interface area to be removed in a representation of the implant... Mako Surgical Corp

Surgical system for positioning prosthetic component and/or for constraining movement of surgical tool

A surgical system for positioning a prosthetic component includes a robotic arm and a surgical tool having an end effector configured to be coupled to the robotic arm. The system further includes a controller programmed to generate control signals, based on a planned pose of the prosthetic component, that cause... Mako Surgical Corp

Scaffold for alloprosthetic composite implant

An alloprosthetic composite implant comprising includes a structural porous scaffold having a pore density profile corresponding to a density profile of bone to be replaced. A plurality of cells are seeded within pores of the porous scaffold and grown by incubation. The cells may include osteoblasts and/or stem cells to... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for customizing interactive virtual boundaries

A method for customizing an interactive control boundary includes positioning a virtual implant model relative to a virtual bone model based on a user input, and extracting reference feature information associated with the virtual implant model, wherein the reference feature information describes one of a point, a line, a plane,... Mako Surgical Corp

Surgical saw and saw blade for use therewith

A surgical saw blade for being coupled to a drive hub of a surgical saw. The surgical saw blade includes an attachment portion configured to be removably coupled to the drive hub. The surgical saw blade also includes a cutting portion opposite the attachment portion that includes a plurality of... Mako Surgical Corp

Preoperative planning and associated intraoperative registration for a surgical system

Aspects of the disclosure may involve a method of generating resection plane data for use in planning an arthroplasty procedure on a patient bone. The method may include: obtaining patient data associated with at least a portion of the patient bone, the patient data captured using a medical imaging machine;... Mako Surgical Corp

Navigation tracker with kinematic connector assembly

A kinematic connector assembly for kinematically coupling two objects is provided. The kinematic connector assembly comprises a receiver defining a cavity and having a plurality of constraint surfaces accessible in the cavity. The kinematic connector assembly further comprises a key having a triplicity of kinematic elements to repeatably position the... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for preparing a proximal tibia

A method of preparing a tibia to receive a tibial implant component includes performing a first set of cuts to prepare a floor interface surface on the tibia, wherein the floor interface surface includes a portion on each side of a tibial eminence extending above the floor interface surface on... Mako Surgical Corp

Medical device for cutting bone

A system for cutting a bone of a patient may include a motor; a rotating shaft drivingly coupled to the motor; a support tube positioned around the rotating shaft and supporting the rotating shaft at a plurality of locations; a plurality of steering wires coupled to the support tube; and... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for identifying and tracking physical objects during a robotic surgical procedure

Navigation systems and methods for tracking physical objects near a target site during a surgical procedure. The navigation system comprises a robotic device and an instrument attached to the robotic device. A vision device is attached to the robotic device or the instrument and generates vision data sets. The vision... Mako Surgical Corp

System and verifying calibration of a surgical device

A system for verifying a tool for use in a surgical procedure includes a mechanical interface configured to be affixed to a portion of a patient's anatomy, wherein the mechanical interface comprises at least a first portion having a first diameter and a second portion having a second diameter. The... Mako Surgical Corp

System with brake to limit manual movement of member and control system for same

A robotic system includes an articulated member comprising a joint and configured to be manually moved by a user to facilitate performance of a task and a controller. The controller is programmed to determine whether an angular position of the joint is moved within an angular range of motion defined... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for haptic control of a surgical tool

A surgical system includes a surgical tool and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to provide a plurality of virtual haptic interaction points where each virtual haptic interaction point is associated with a portion of the surgical tool such that movement of the surgical tool corresponds to movement... Mako Surgical Corp

Implant planning using corrected captured joint motion information

The description relates to surgical computer systems, including computer program products, and methods for implant planning using corrected captured joint motion information. Data representative of a corrected limb pose at a plurality of poses within a range of motion of a joint associated with a particular individual is captured, the... Mako Surgical Corp

Method and system for x-ray image generation

A method of creating an image including retrieving three-dimensional image data of an anatomy, retrieving a model of a portion of the anatomy, associating the model with the three-dimensional image data such that the model defines a bounded volume within the three-dimensional image data corresponding to the portion of the... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for selectively activating virtual guide geometries

A method for selectively activating a virtual geometry includes establishing a plurality of virtual geometries, each virtual geometry having a target feature and being available to be activated to guide an instrument to the target feature by restricting movement of the instrument within the confines of the virtual geometry. The... Mako Surgical Corp

System for image-based robotic surgery

A robotic surgery method includes coupling a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system to a first robotic arm fixed relative to an operating room. The first robotic arm includes a mounting fixture configured to be interchangeably coupled to a surgical tool and the first element of the fluoroscopic imaging... Mako Surgical Corp

Implant planning using captured joint motion information

The description relates to surgical computer systems, including computer program products, and methods for implant planning using captured joint motion information. Data is captured representative of a range of motion of a joint associated with a particular individual, where the joint includes a first bone and a second bone. The... Mako Surgical Corp

Surgical system for positioning prosthetic component and/or for constraining movement of surgical tool

A surgical system for positioning a prosthetic component includes a surgical tool and a force system configured to provide a force to the surgical tool. The system further includes a controller programmed to: compare an actual pose of a prosthetic component engaged by the surgical tool and a target pose... Mako Surgical Corp

Apparatus and methods for robot assisted bone treatment

A method for performing a surgical procedure includes planning a resection of a bone of a patient. A volume of the bone is removed according to the planned resection using a surgical tool. As the bone is removed, data corresponding to a shape and volume of the removed bone is... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for generating customized control boundaries

A method for customizing an interactive control boundary based on a patient-specific anatomy includes obtaining a standard control boundary and determining an intersection between a reference feature associated with the standard control boundary and a virtual representation of an anatomy of the patient. The method further includes identifying an anatomic... Mako Surgical Corp

System and using a haptic device as an input device

The invention generally pertains to a combination of a surgical with a computer-assisted surgery system. The surgical tool may be used as an input device, allowing information to pass from the user to the computer-assisted surgery system, and providing functionality similar to common user interface devices, such as a mouse... Mako Surgical Corp

Robotic backdriving the same

A robotic surgical systems and methods of operating the same are provided. The system comprises a surgical tool, a manipulator having a plurality of joints and supporting the surgical tool, and a controller. A virtual simulation represents the surgical tool as a virtual rigid body having a virtual mass including... Mako Surgical Corp

Techniques for correcting an error in a nonvolatile memory of an embedded component for an end effector in a robotic surgical system

A method for correcting an error of a nonvolatile memory of an embedded component for an end effector used in a robotic surgical system is provided. The robotic surgical system includes a host controller in communication with the embedded component. The embedded component of the end effector performs a test... Mako Surgical Corp

System and robotic surgery

A robotic surgery method for cutting a bone of a patient includes characterizing the geometry and positioning of the bone and manually moving a handheld manipulator, the handheld manipulator operatively coupled to a bone cutting tool having an end effector portion, to cut a portion of the bone with the... Mako Surgical Corp

Tool and controlling the same

A tool and method for operating the tool are provided. The tool includes a housing and a power generator, such as a motor, disposed in the housing. The power generator has an operating parameter, such as rotational speed. A trigger member and associated magnet are displaceable relative to the housing.... Mako Surgical Corp

Morphologically curved sagittal wall of a tibial implant

Disclosed herein are methods of designing and fabricating prosthetic implants having a sagittal wall in which at least a portion thereof traverses a non-linear path. A method of fabricating such a prosthetic implant may include generating a virtual bone model based on image information obtained from at least one bone,... Mako Surgical Corp

Carriage for portable surgical robot

A portable surgical robot includes a surgical device and a cart. The surgical device is coupled to the cart. The cart includes a chassis, a mount coupled to the chassis, a carriage pivotally coupled to the mount, and a set of wheels. The carriage includes a first bracket positioned at... Mako Surgical Corp

03/09/17 / #20170065355

Steering mechanism for portable surgical robot

A portable surgical robot includes a surgical device and a cart. The surgical device is coupled to the cart. The cart includes a chassis, a frame member, a pair of wheels, and a steering mechanism. The chassis defines a longitudinal axis that extends a length of the cart. The frame... Mako Surgical Corp

02/02/17 / #20170027700

Unicondylar tibial knee implant

An implant providing for both short and long term stability and fixation is disclosed. The implant includes a plurality of projections extending from a bone contacting surface, and a porous material covering at least portions of the surface and projections. The orientation of the projections and the porous material provide... Mako Surgical Corp

01/26/17 / #20170020613

Method and controlling a haptic device

A method for calibrating a surgical device is provided. The method includes acquiring first data including a position and/or an orientation of a first object disposed on the surgical device at a first location; acquiring second data including a position and/or an orientation of a second object disposed on the... Mako Surgical Corp

01/05/17 / #20170000562

Implant placement planning

A method of planning a procedure to fasten an implant to a bone includes displaying a model of the bone and a model of the implant on a display device. The model implant is positioned on the model bone in a desired implant position. A first boundary volume of a... Mako Surgical Corp

01/05/17 / #20170000572

Robotic controlling a tool removing material from a workpiece

Robotic systems and methods for controlling a tool to remove material from a workpiece. Workpieces such as bones are often non-homogenous and have varying density distributions throughout their volumes. In some embodiments, the systems and methods control the feed rate of the tool, the tool path of the tool, and... Mako Surgical Corp








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