The Skywalker Joint Replacement Robot, developed by MicroPort OrthoBot, recently completed a robotic-assisted total knee arthroplasty in a first-in-man case in a human trial. Following the procedure, post-op x-ray showed an optimal restoration of the limb alignment. The successful completion of the robotic-assisted total knee replacement marked the first patient enrollment of the human trial of the Skywalker Joint Replacement Robot.
Skywalker will work with MicroPort's Medial-Pivot Knee.
The robot was granted entry into the Special Review Procedure for Innovative Medical Devices of National Medical Products Administration of China, which is expected to shorten its time to market in the region.
In 2018, MicroPort Orthopedics reached a 20-year milestone with its Medial Pivot Knee.