Various advanced tools and techniques have been implemented by orthopedic surgeons over the past decade to improve patient outcomes.
These tools and techniques help them in improving patient outcomes and offer comfort to patients during treatment. The orthopedic surgery robots use the 3D imaging technology and computer navigation techniques to improve ability of surgeons to place implants with precise alignment.
Many studies have shown that these techniques are safer and more effective as compared to traditional surgical techniques.
David Bortel, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at MidMichigan Medical Center at Midland, says: “In reality, patients are reporting comparable mobility, functionality and quality of life.
“The good news is that long-term clinical studies are ongoing and will help guide our future decision-making regarding the use of these various computer-aided technologies. The thought is that even a few degrees of improved alignment may enhance implant longevity.”
Though emerging technology does not guarantee better results, robotics has always been effective in hip and knee replacement surgeries. Improvements in technology and new methods of verification for implant sizing and placement are significant for patients and surgeons.