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Author: gatorswamp Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1416  
Subject: Re: Hospitals beginning to tout research results Date: 2/1/2013 10:08 AM
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I am long MAKO, but I think this is an advertisement more than anything else.

Here is MAKO's bibliography from their site.

http://www.makosurgical.com/physicians/clinical.html

There are no new clinical papers listed, so unless the company's own site is negligent in updates than I don't think there are any new clincial studies, these mentioned are not cited for me to look at even through the "*" link to "more information". There were only 2 papers in 2012, one was a review article, the other a small 20 knee comparison about implant alignment. There were 6 papers in 2011, 3 of which looked at implant alignment and 3 were review articles again.

I searched Pubmed just now and did not find anything new.

It is encouraging that implant alignment may be less variable, and that short term recovery may be better, but neither of those is where the rubber meets the road.

I still think we are years from good data about this. Doesn't mean it won't come, but this article is an advertisement for this group and their hospital.
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