MicroPort® MedBot™’s SkyWalker® Robot Surpasses 1,100 Surgeries Worldwide

Shanghai, China, 13 May, 2024 — Recently, the SkyWalker® Surgical Robot (SkyWalker®), developed by MicroPort® NaviBot®, an associated company of MicroPort® MedBot™, surpassed 1,100 Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries. SkyWalker® is now utilized in the orthopedic, joint surgery, and sports medicine departments of nearly 70 hospitals worldwide, including 10 leading medical institutions in the United States and Europe.

Through its clinical applications, SkyWalker® has been proven to meet diverse global clinical needs and has gained broader recognition among medical professionals. On 14 November, 2023, follow-up data from a clinical study by MicroPort® MedBot™ in primary TKA showed that SkyWalker® performed comparably to the field’s leading robot in terms of the accuracy of lower limb alignment, operation time, estimated blood loss, and results of postoperative clinical and functional knee assessment at 6-month and 1-year follow-ups. 1

As of November 2022, SkyWalker® has completed dozens of clinical TKA surgeries in multiple hospitals in the United States, including Lighthouse Surgical Hospital in New Hampshire. With increasing orders being fulfilled since 2023, SkyWalker® has further expanded its commercial applications in China, the United States, Germany, Italy, and Belgium. It is now used in prestigious institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital in the United States and Larissa University Hospital in Greece.

Finally, some experts have praised SkyWalker® for its high operability and adaptability. They have noted its simple installation and high efficiency, highlighting the positive impact that SkyWalker® has in the field. This sentiment is echoed by Mr. Yu Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of MicroPort® MedBot™, who remarked: "We will continue to accumulate clinical data for SkyWalker® and conduct cutting-edge research on digital orthopedic technology centered around surgical robots. This effect aims to promote the integration of advanced technology with surgical robots, driving SkyWalker®’s innovation at the forefront of the global stage.”

About SkyWalker®

The SkyWalker® robot features platform integration, standardization, precision, and personalization, and is designed to assist in TKA and total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgeries. Its preoperative planning system generates personalized prosthetic implantation plans based on patient-specific anatomical characteristics, and the robot collaboratively executes precise bone cutting and grinding during surgery. Combined with MicroPort®'s Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee System, it emulates the knee's natural stability and movement, providing surgeons with an innovative solution for issues like instability, anterior knee pain, and functional limitations.


  1. Ping HY, An HM, Cao Z, Nan SK, Li HF, Chai W. Efficacy of the newly designed “SkyWalker” robot compared to the MAKO robotic system in primary total knee arthroplasty: a one-year follow-up study. Int Orthop 2023:48(3):761-72.