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Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery

C. Plaskos,     OMNIlife Science, Inc., USA

J.A. Koenig,     Winthrop University Hospital, USA

C.E. Ponder,     Oklahoma Sports Orthopedics Institute, USA

Abstract:

An overview is presented of robotic and computer-assisted surgical (CAS) technologies, which have remarkable potential to enhance the precision and the quality of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A detailed description is given of an exemplary imageless CAS TKA system that is based on bone-morphometric planning software combined with miniature robotic cutting-guide technology. The application of this technology in the clinical setting is discussed as it pertains to surgical accuracy and efficiency, surgeon learning curve, clinical ...

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