Robotic knee replacement reduces complication risk upto 3 months
A study by Dr. Geoffrey Westrich and colleagues at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found knee replacement performed with robotic assistance led to a lower complication rate in the first three months following surgery. The research, which appeared in the October issue of Arthroplasty Today, also found that the nationwide use of a robotic system in knee replacement increased more than 2,000% from 2010 to 2018.
"The use of computer-assisted navigation and robotic assistance for total knee replacement has increased tremendously and shows no sign of slowing down," Dr. Westrich said. "Among American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons attending the 2020 annual meeting, 77% of respondents indicated that they used technology in their surgical cases. The most common reason they cited was to increase surgical precision."
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)