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


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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