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Robotics in orthopaedic surgery

A. Hodgson,     UBC Mechanical Engineering, Canada

Abstract:

Robots that have been designed for orthopaedic applications and developed to the point of commercial release are described and the evidence for benefits or undesirable consequences is considered. Five orthopaedic robots are currently known to be available commercially: ROBODOC, ACROBOT/Sculptor, Mako RIO, Mazor SpineAssist and Praxim iBlock. Although several of these robots have demonstrated improved accuracy relative to conventional procedures, and some preliminary evidence of some functional benefits is starting to emerge, there have also been reports of lengthened surgical times and increased use of preoperative computed tomography scanning, ...

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