Bone Bulletin


Over the last few decades, the use of robotics has dramatically increased across all surgical specialties. While initially only utilized in a few gynecological and urological procedures, robotics are now used in a wide range of surgical procedures ranging from general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, to otolaryngology and orthopaedic surgery. One study noted in the field of general surgery, roughly 15% of all surgeries are utilizing some form of robotics.1 Surgical robotics assist in a variety of ways ranging from guiding procedures by creating 3D images of the anatomic landscape, to allowing physicians to operate through telemanipulating in a separate room. The use of robotics has aided in increasing the surgical accuracy and precision through smaller incisions, while reducing the risk of complications, radiation exposure, and overall surgical time.1–3

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