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Tracking device using a bone plate for attaching to a patient's anatomy

A tracking device for a surgical navigational system. A tracking head includes tracking elements configured to communicate tracking information to the surgical navigation system. ... Mako Surgical Corp

System and method for 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 end effector portion. The handheld manipulator further comprises a manipulator housing and an actuator assembly movably coupled between the manipulator housing and the bone cutting tool. ... Mako Surgical Corp

Surgical procedure planning system with multiple feedback loops

A surgical procedure planning system and method that uses multiple feedback loops to optimize creation or design of future surgical preoperative plans.. . ... Mako Surgical Corp

Lower extremities leg length calculation method

A method of calculating leg length discrepancy of a patient including: receiving patient bone data associated with a lower body of the patient; identifying anatomical landmarks in the patient bone data; orienting a first proximal landmark and a second proximal landmark relative to each other and an origin in a coordinate system; aligning a first axis associated with a first femur and a second axis associated with a second femur with a longitudinal axis extending in a distal-proximal direction, wherein the first and second distal landmarks are adjusted according to the alignment of the first and second axes; calculating a distance between the first and second distal landmarks in the distal-proximal direction along the longitudinal axis; and displaying at least one of the distance or a portion of the patient bone data on a display screen.. . ... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for surgical navigation

System and methods for surgical navigation providing mixed reality visualization are provided. The mixed reality visualization depicts virtual images in conjunction with real objects to provide improved visualization to users.. ... Mako Surgical Corp

Techniques for modifying tool operation in a surgical robotic system based on comparing actual and commanded states of the tool relative to a surgical site

Systems and methods for operating a robotic surgical system are provided. The system comprises a surgical tool for interacting with a surgical target, a manipulator comprising a plurality of links and supporting the tool, a navigation system comprising a manipulator tracker coupled to the manipulator and a patient tracker coupled to the surgical target and a localizer for monitoring states of the trackers. ... Mako Surgical Corp

Techniques for detecting errors or loss of accuracy in a surgical robotic system

Systems and methods for operating a robotic surgical system are provided. The system includes a surgical tool, a manipulator comprising a base supporting links for controlling the tool, a navigation system comprising a tracker coupled to the tool and a localizer to monitor a state of the tracker. ... Mako Surgical Corp

Systems and methods for guiding a user during surgical planning

A method for improving the development of an initial surgical plan includes receiving input information, developing an initial surgical plan based upon the input information, and allowing a user to customize the initial surgical plan by providing input related to modifications to the initial surgical plan. The method further includes storing information related to the modifications to the initial surgical plan and using the stored information to develop a subsequent initial surgical plan based on the modifications.. ... 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 including nervous tissue. ... Mako Surgical Corp

System and method for 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 a tool drive assembly supported by the handheld portion. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 range of motion, and creating a surgical plan based at least in part on the data collected. The method further includes establishing a virtual cutting boundary on the representation of the joint based on the surgical plan, superimposing a representation of the surgical tool on the representation of the joint, wherein the surgical tool is to be operated by a user to execute the surgical plan during a surgical procedure, and controlling the surgical tool to prevent the surgical tool from cutting a portion of the joint outside a boundary that corresponds to the virtual cutting boundary.. ... 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 the robotic arm to allow movement of the surgical tool in at least one degree of freedom and to constrain movement of the surgical tool in other degrees of freedom, wherein the controller is programmed to generate control signals that cause the robotic arm to maintain the constraint as the prosthetic component is implanted on the anatomy.. ... Mako Surgical Corp

01/18/18 / #20180014891

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 and the bone, based at least in part on the information related to the interface area. The method further includes tracking movement in the physical space of a cutting tool such that movement of the cutting tool is correlated with movement of a virtual tool, and providing a constraint on the cutting tool while the cutting tool removes the portion of the interface area. ... Mako Surgical Corp

01/11/18 / #20180008418

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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

01/04/18 / #20180000547

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, and a surface associated with the virtual implant model. The method further includes mapping the extracted reference feature information to the virtual model of the bone, and receiving information indicative of a positional landmark associated with the bone, then estimating an intersection between the positional landmark and the mapped reference feature and generating a virtual boundary based, at least in part, on the estimated intersection between the positional landmark and the mapped reference feature.. ... Mako Surgical Corp

12/07/17 / #20170348007

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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

11/30/17 / #20170340395

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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

11/30/17 / #20170340389

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; generating a three-dimensional patient bone model from the patient data, the patient bone model including a polygonal surface mesh; identifying a location of a posterior point on the polygonal surface mesh; creating a three-dimensional shape centered at or near the location; identifying a most posterior vertex of all vertices of the polygonal surface mesh that may be enclosed by the three-dimensional shape; using the most posterior vertex as a factor for determining a posterior resection depth; and generating resection data using the posterior resection depth, the resection data configured to be utilized by a navigation system during the arthroplasty procedure.. ... Mako Surgical Corp

11/23/17 / #20170333144

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 by a braking region, generate a force feedback signal compensating for a gravitational load on the articulated member to inhibit manual movement in space of at least a portion of the articulated member when the angular position of the joint is in the braking region, and maintain the force feedback signal until a user disengages the force feedback.. ... Mako Surgical Corp

11/23/17 / #20170333138

System and method for 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 system further includes a probe configured to be inserted into the mechanical interface to establish a checkpoint location, and a computing system configured to determine a location of a portion of the probe when the probe is inserted a maximum distance into the mechanical interface, wherein the location of the portion of the probe establishes the checkpoint location. ... Mako Surgical Corp

11/23/17 / #20170333137

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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

11/23/17 / #20170333052

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 a bone cutter at a distal end of the rotating shaft.. . ... Mako Surgical Corp

11/23/17 / #20170333051

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 the tibia. The method further includes performing a second set of cuts to prepare a tibial eminence wall interface surface, wherein the wall interface surface extends substantially perpendicular to the floor interface surface between the floor interface surface and a top surface of the tibial eminence. ... Mako Surgical Corp

09/21/17 / #20170265872

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 of the plurality of virtual haptic interaction points, establish a haptic object that defines a working boundary for the surgical tool, and constrain at least one of the portions of the surgical tool based on a relationship between at least one of the plurality of virtual haptic interaction points and the haptic object.. ... Mako Surgical Corp

09/14/17 / #20170262595

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 joint comprising a first bone and a second bone, while the first bone, the second bone, or both are subject to a corrective force aligning the first and second bones in a desired alignment. ... Mako Surgical Corp

08/31/17 / #20170248840

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 anatomy, and creating a virtual radiograph of the portion of the anatomy. Creating the virtual radiograph includes casting a plurality of rays from an origin point through the bounded volume, sampling, for each ray, the bounded volume at a plurality of sampling steps along the ray, the sampling steps separated by a sampling distance, and calculating, for each ray, an accumulated attenuation value of the bounded volume along the ray based on the samples.. ... Mako Surgical Corp

08/17/17 / #20170231704

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 method further includes displaying the plurality of virtual geometries on a display to a user and receiving user input selecting a virtual geometry from the displayed plurality of virtual geometries. ... Mako Surgical Corp

07/27/17 / #20170209217

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 system. ... Mako Surgical Corp

07/06/17 / #20170189203

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 of the prosthetic component, and generate control signals that cause the force system to allow movement of the surgical tool within a range of movement and to provide a force to constrain movement of the surgical tool beyond the range of movement. ... Mako Surgical Corp

07/06/17 / #20170189120

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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

06/29/17 / #20170181755

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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

06/22/17 / #20170177191

System and method for 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 on the first subset, control forces in a first subspace; and determine based on the second subset, control forces in a second subspace having at least one additional dimension. ... Mako Surgical Corp

06/22/17 / #20170172665

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 perimeter at the intersection between the identified reference feature and the virtual representation of the anatomy. ... Mako Surgical Corp

06/01/17 / #20170151021

System and method for 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 or any other input device. ... Mako Surgical Corp

05/11/17 / #20170128142

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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

05/11/17 / #20170128136

Robotic system and method for 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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

05/04/17 / #20170119403

System and method for 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 end effector portion. The handheld manipulator further comprises a manipulator housing and an actuator assembly movably coupled between the manipulator housing and the bone cutting tool. ... Mako Surgical Corp

04/20/17 / #20170109488

Tool and method for 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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

03/30/17 / #20170086983

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, determining a proposed height of the prosthetic implant at a first location on the virtual bone model, determining a proposed resection depth into the at least one bone at the first location based at least in part on the proposed height of the prosthetic implant, and determining a curved resection path across a portion of the virtual bone model. ... 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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

03/09/17 / #20170065354

Carriage for portable surgical robot

A portable surgical robot includes a surgical device and a cart. The surgical device is coupled to the cart. ... 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. ... Mako Surgical Corp

01/26/17 / #20170020613

Method and apparatus for 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 surgical device at a second location; determining third data including a position and/or an orientation of the first object relative to the second location; and determining a position and/or an orientation of the second object relative to the second location based at least in part on the first data, the second data, and the third data.. ... Mako Surgical Corp

01/05/17 / #20170000572

Robotic systems and methods for 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. ... 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. ... Mako Surgical Corp








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