【Perlove Medical Spine Surgery Robotic Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Cases】

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Which hospitals have orthopedic surgery robots? Taizhou People’s Hospital is one of them and has recently successfully carried out the first robotic spine surgery in Taizhou.

January 4, 2024, Perlove medical spine surgery robot in Taizhou region to achieve the “debut”, the city of People’s Hospital, deputy director of spine surgery, Huang Aibing, the first time the use of robotic arms in the patient’s back to carry out surgical operations.

Spine, is the backbone of our body, standing, walking rely on it. 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 various operational training, 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 robotic surgery, is the doctor in the robot system to help guide the completion of the surgical operation, so that the doctor operation more accurate, 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 much dependent on the doctor’s experience and clinical operation skills, but now with the robot, it can make every screw placement ‘standardized'” said Huang Aibing.

Ms. Yao, 68, became the first patient to receive robotic spine surgery at the hospital. Some time ago, she was advised to undergo percutaneous vertebroplasty for a fracture of the first segment of her lumbar spine, a vertebral body fracture, caused by a fall. Simply put, it 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, which is a minimally invasive surgical procedure.

“The operation belongs to the spine surgery routine surgery, we choose for the first time to robot-assisted completion of the results were perfect!” Huang Aibing introduction, spine surgery robot-assisted vertebroplasty, based on the robot’s intelligent mechanical arm, modeled after the percutaneous vertebroplasty procedure, specify the puncture point, puncture direction, angle and depth, so that the puncture needle through the safe path into the target area, followed by the 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, making the surgery more accurate, safe and 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 performed with robotic assistance in the spine surgery department. Traditional surgery is based on the patient’s imaging data by the doctor, “by feel” to determine the location of the screws, and then place the screws, while the spine surgery robotics use robotic systems to accurately locate the location of the screws, reducing the error of manual positioning, thus making the operation “flawless! The surgery is “perfect”.

From the completion of the two surgeries, the safety of robotic spine surgery is fully guaranteed, and even because of the precision of the robotic system, its surgical efficacy is better than traditional surgery. “Of course, our “Goldfinger” will not be eliminated, because robotic surgery requires the collaboration of highly trained surgeons and surgical teams to ensure the operation and patient safety. In other words, despite the growing use of surgical robots, it does not mean that they will replace surgeons in the future, but increasingly become their right-hand man, realizing a strong partnership.”

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