How can Perlove’s spinal surgery robots improve surgical precision and safety?

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Robotic surgical system is a combination of many modern high-tech means in one, and spinal surgery robot-assisted surgery is the doctor in spinal surgery using robotic systems to insert screws, filling bone cement and so on. At the beginning of the new year, Taizhou People’s Hospital affiliated to Nanjing Medical University (referred to as the “City People’s Hospital”) took the lead in carrying out robotic spinal surgery in the region, raising the precision and safety of the operation to a higher level and benefiting the majority of patients.

Taizhou People’s Hospital Introduces Perlove’s Spine Surgery Robot

On January 4, 2024, the Perlove spine surgery robot made its “debut” in Taizhou, and Huang Aibing, deputy chief physician of the spine surgery department of the People’s Hospital of Taizhou, first used the robotic arm to perform a surgical operation on the patient’s back. After the operation, Huang Aibing said that this represents the hospital spine surgery into the “industrial robot era”, watch the operation of the department colleagues have lamented “compared with the precise operation of the robotic arm, our surgeon’s ‘golden finger’! seems to be less important.

The spine is the backbone of our body, and we rely on it to stand and walk. Therefore, objectively speaking, spinal surgery has a complex structure, deep location, trauma, high risk and other difficulties, such as pedicle screw placement surgery, easy to cause neurovascular injury, bringing serious harm to patients. With the development of robotics and artificial intelligence, spinal surgery robot came into being, directly reducing the adverse effects of human factors. After the completion of training in various operations, the spine surgery department of the city’s human doctors decided to officially put the robot into clinical surgery.

Although known as a robot, but it is not our imagination can “replace” the doctor’s simulation robot, but by the mechanical arm, optical tracking system, the main control trolley composition. Huang Aibing introduction, the so-called spinal surgery robot, is a doctor in the robot system to help guide the completion of surgical operations, so that the doctor to operate more accurately, see more comprehensive, more thoughtful.

Because this robot set of high-precision sensors, advanced computer vision technology and artificial intelligence algorithm function, and has a multi-angle three-dimensional image function, can monitor and analyze the patient’s condition in real time during surgery, to provide doctors with accurate surgical navigation. Thanks to its powerful data analysis capabilities, it can also collect and analyze a large amount of surgical data to help doctors better understand the patient’s condition and develop a more reasonable treatment plan.

“Traditional surgery is very important to the doctor’s experience, clinical skills, and now with the spinal surgery robot, you can make every screw placement to achieve ‘standardization’,” Huang Aibing said.

Spinal surgery robot to help spinal surgery fast, stable and accurate

Ms. Yao, 68 years old, became the first patient to undergo robotic spine surgery at the hospital. Some time ago, she was advised to undergo percutaneous vertebroplasty for a lumbar spine fracture, or vertebral body fracture, caused by a fall. Simply put, the procedure, which involves injecting bone cement into her vertebrae for the purpose of increasing the strength and stability of the vertebrae, preventing collapse and relieving low back pain, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure.

“The operation belongs to the spine surgery routine surgery, we choose the robot to assist in completing the result is very successful!” Huang Aibing introduction, spinal surgery robot-assisted vertebroplasty, based on robotic intelligent robotic arm, modeled after percutaneous vertebroplasty procedure, specify the puncture point, angle and depth, so that the puncture needle through the safe path into the target area, followed by injection of bone cement. With the “command” of the robotic arm, the direction and angle of the surgical puncture needle can be fixed, eliminating the risk of shaking during the process of needle insertion and limiting the depth of the needle insertion, which makes the surgery more accurate, safer and more efficient.

Ms. Yao was very satisfied with the results of the surgery. Compared to the surgery without robotic assistance, she had a smaller wound and faster recovery, and was discharged from the hospital one day after the surgery.

Another pedicle screw implantation on the same day was also assisted by the spine surgery robot. Traditional surgery by the doctor according to the patient’s imaging data, “by feel” to determine the location of the screws, and then placed people screws, while the spine surgery robot surgery is the use of robotic systems to accurately locate the location of the screws to reduce the manual positioning errors, thus making the operation “flawless! The surgery is “perfect”.

From the completion of the two surgeries, the safety of spinal surgery robot has full protection, and even because of the accuracy of the robotic system, its surgical efficacy is better than traditional surgery. “Of course, our “Goldfinger” will not be obsolete, because robotic surgery requires the collaboration of highly trained surgeons and surgical teams in order to ensure surgical and patient safety. That said, the growing use of surgical robots doesn’t mean that.

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