“No Long Term Benefit” for Robotics
An interesting article “Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battlegroud for companies”, showing the big prosthetic companies are racing to get robots in to hospitals ($$$), but there’s little independent evidence they make a difference. Just seen on Twitter today, a comment from an orthopod attending the prestigious European Knee Society meeting in Copenhagen – “no long term benefit” for robotics.
Sure, they can make your bone cuts more reproducible and more “accurate”, whatever that means; but there is still no evidence that those particular metrics make any difference to long-term patient satisfaction, or revision rates . . . there is still a role in complex pelvic surgery, but not routine knee replacement.
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