Emerging Trends in Orthopedics

robotic Orthopedic surgery

Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

Robotics is revolutionizing orthopedic surgery by providing amazing benefits to patients – such as minimal soft tissue damage, accurate positioning of the implant, a wide range of motion, and better stability of the joint.

The robotic arm is capable of controlling bone cuts by removing just enough bone with far better accuracy.

Accurate placement of implants using a robotic arm reduces future misalignment and repositioning. Surgical robots are more precise to do this job.

99% of patients feel complete satisfaction after robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery.

The robotic-assisted arm can perform many tasks including cutting and reshaping bones, positioning implants, guiding orthopedic surgeons in positioning sophisticated surgical instruments, and modeling joints in 3D.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Orthopedics

Computers use a huge amount of data in real-time. They use this data to learn, adapt and improve (machine learning) and help deliver better orthopedic patient care.

AI helps in accurately predicting the surgical outcome of a procedure and thus helps a robotic orthopedic surgeon’s post-operative care plan accordingly. Machine learning models can accurately predict the outcome of joint replacement surgeries.

AI-enabled tools can help in remote patient monitoring (RPM) and remote therapeutic monitoring.

Benefits of Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM)

Unlike remote patient monitoring which measures physiological parameters, remote therapeutic monitoring measures non-physiological parameters – such as pain levels, and a range of movements. This allows the patients to monitor their own health and engage them better with their doctors for an improved outcome.

AI-based remote Therapeutic tool is a mobile App that uses AI and a Smartphone camera to precisely measure patients’ parameters – such as range of motion, and pain levels. Doctors can set daily or weekly prompts that help patients to send personalized reports of progress to their doctor. Thus, doctors can closely monitor patients’ progress and determine whether recovery is happening as expected.

Robotic Orthopedic Surgery Benefits in a nutshell

  • Extremely high level of precision
  • Smaller incisions and quicker healing time
  • Patients can go back to work much sooner
  • The risk of complications is minimal