Potential Risk of Intelligent Technologies in Clinical Orthopedics

  • Yajun Liu
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1093)


Nowadays, the intelligent technologies are getting more and more attention, and the surgical robot is one of the most typical representatives. Orthopedic robots have revolutionized orthopedic surgery, but there are also risks. The risks can be categorized into those directly related to the use of the robotic system and the general risks of the operative procedure. This paper analyzes the potential risks of intelligent technologies in clinical orthopedics from three aspects, including surgical planning and strategies, spatial registration, and robotic guidance and navigation. Through these summaries, we hope to help clinical doctors better understand intelligent orthopedic techniques and promote a wide range of clinical applications of intelligent orthopedics. Besides, we also indicate the future research direction of intelligent orthopedic techniques, such as risk analysis, safety assessment, and risk management system.


Risk analysis Intelligent technologies Surgical robot Minimally invasive surgery Precision surgery Intelligent orthopedics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yajun Liu
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  1. 1.Department of Spine SurgeryBeijing Jishuitan HospitalBeijingChina

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