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
"Exploring the Use of Robotics in Orthopaedic Surgery,"
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