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Nerve Repair

  • Stacey H. BernerEmail author
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Abstract

Meticulous, tension- free repair is critical to successful nerve repair. The precision of gesture associated with the robotic arms makes a surgical robot ideal for delicate, microneural repair. In this chapter, examples of clinical applications of nerve repair with a surgical robot are presented. Further to this, the perspectives with surgical robots are drawn, the so-called “supermicrosurgery,” with the aim to create a perfect match of motor and sensory fascicles or repairing extremely tiny and complex neural structures with great precision.

Keywords

Nerve Injury Nerve Repair Surgical Robot Perineural Repair Traditional Repair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryNorthwest HospitalOwings Mills, BaltimoreUSA

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