Is it a good idea to do surgery with a spine robot? What are the advantages?


Robotic surgical system is a kind of high-tech medical equipment, which can simulate the movement of human hand through advanced robotics, medical technology, computer science and other aspects of knowledge to realize the operation process of surgery, which can be said to perfectly play a role in assisting surgical operations. In recent years, with the rapid development of science and technology, many hospitals have begun to use robots in surgery, including urology, interventional medicine, brain surgery, general surgery and orthopedics. But many people can’t understand, is it good for robots to do surgery? Is it a gimmick? Next, I will combine the spinal orthopedic robot to give you the advantages of spinal orthopedic robot to do surgery.

  1. Allow doctors and patients to receive less radiation

Radiation problems have always plagued orthopedic surgeons, because doctors tend to suffer a lot of radiation when doing minimally invasive surgery. For example, minimally invasive spinal nailing, you need to find the location of spinal nailing, this location in the absence of spinal orthopedic robots need to be constantly irradiated “X-ray” to determine the location.

It is difficult for a surgeon to withstand that much radiation, even if he or she is wearing a thick lead suit and is in a radiation-protected surgical suite. Some reports show that minimally invasive orthopedic surgeons have four times the incidence of tumors, especially thyroid tumors and thyroid cancers, which are 20 times more common than in the general population.

So what can be done to make doctors less radioactive

We can have chiropractic robots instead of doctors receiving radiation so that doctors can reduce their radiation intake. It can be argued that doctors operating without worrying about radiation is more beneficial to the patient, and the doctor can do a more careful, reassuring operation. And do not have to worry about radiation problems more hastily conduct surgery.

2、C-arm machine Precise positioning

Doing minimally invasive spine surgery with bare hands requires many steps and constant adjustments to insert the guide needle into the desired position. With the spine robot to assist in positioning, the doctor can do it in one step and insert the needle directly at the point determined by the robot. This eliminates many steps, saves surgical time, reduces the patient’s anesthesia time, and significantly reduces the amount of radiation the patient receives due to the one-step approach.

The advantage is especially obvious in difficult, hard-to-position surgeries. Moreover, the surgeon will be more than happy to perform minimally invasive orthopedic surgery on the patient.

  1. Reduce the learning curve for doctors

Many orthopedic surgeries are very complex and difficult to locate, but with the assistance of a spinal orthopedic robot, it is simple and easy to just let the robot guide the doctor. This reduces the learning time for many doctors, and even some small hospitals can carry out difficult surgeries.

4, to provide the possibility of remote consultation surgery

After the arrival of the 5G era, due to the negligible delay in information transmission, doctors can remotely operate the spine robot for consultation or surgery, so that future medical treatment is more convenient, without geographical restrictions. Moreover, the robot can realize multi-location consultation, so that complex surgeries can be multi-hospital, multi-department and multi-expert cooperation, to ensure the safety of patient surgery.

Spine orthopedic robots have obvious advantages in assisting surgery, although there are still some shortcomings, such as higher costs, longer preparation time, and a larger operating room footprint. However, in the near future, more and more surgeries will be performed using robots, which is a trend that is coming to a head and is unstoppable.


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