Use of Robotic-Assisted Surgery in Orthopedics
Robotic surgery in the field of trauma and orthopedics is an emerging science. Currently only a handful of centers are using robotic surgery worldwide, although in other specialties such as urology and gynecology, robots are used much more commonly. Robotic surgery is associated with precision bone cuts and optimum positioning of implants. This has the potential of improving recovery times and patient outcomes. There are two main types of robotic surgery: Haptic and autonomous systems. Haptic computers are used more commonly in orthopedics. Currently robotic surgery is used mainly in joint reconstruction and spine surgery. This chapter outlines the current use of robotic surgery in trauma and orthopedics.
KeywordsRobotic surgery Robotics Robotic orthopedic surgery
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