MAKO Surgical (NASDAQ:MAKO.DL), an up-and-comer in the robotic surgery arena, has had its fair share of stumbles recently. The company reports third-quarter results after the market closes, and investors will be focusing in on two major statistics. Follow along in the video below as Brenton Flynn runs through what they are and why they are so crucial to the MAKO story.

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium advisory service. We’re motley! Questioning an investing thesis -- even one of our own -- helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer.