What are the advantages of an intelligent spine robot in spine surgery?

Robotic surgery is constantly being explored and applied in the medical field, and with the help of intelligent spine robots, doctors are able to perform many complex surgeries that can be more precise, flexible, and easier to control than traditional treatments, such as those involving the spine.

So what are the advantages of intelligent spine robots in spine surgery?

Perlove Medical Intelligent Spine Robot

Advantages of robotics in spinal surgery:

1.Precise placement of built-ins during surgery with intelligent surgical robots

Screw misplacement is a major cause of complications in spine surgery. Screw misplacement can lead to nerve, blood vessel, and organ damage, and the incidence of collateral damage varies depending on the surgeon’s experience, type of disease, and measurements. It is understood that intelligent spinal robotic assistance significantly improves the accuracy of screw placement. Intelligent spine robot-assisted screw placement screws breaking through the pedicle wall <3 mm (T2-S2) accounted for about 96.9% of all screws, and 3.1% of screws breaking through the pedicle wall >3 mm, whereas the accuracy of unarmed screw placement by experienced spine surgeons was about 92.7%. Intelligent spinal robot-assisted screw placement significantly improves the accuracy of screw placement and thus reduces the occurrence of complications such as nerve injury. There is a significant difference in screw placement accuracy between skilled spine surgeons and unskilled spine surgeons, and the use of the intelligent spine robot greatly eliminates the difference in screw placement rates caused by the surgeon’s experience.

  1. Intelligent spine surgery robot can reduce trauma

Intelligent spine robotic systems improve intraoperative localization accuracy, especially in complex revision anatomical structures more suitable for the use of intelligent spine robots, while allowing the operation to be completed through a smaller incision. For example, in the MIS-TLIF procedure, percutaneous placement of pedicle screws can be quickly accomplished through preoperative planning with the Intelligent Spine Robot, avoiding excessive radiation exposure and the possibility of switching to open surgery for screw placement due to difficulties with screw placement. Intelligent spine robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery reduces the surgical incision, decreases the risk of infection, and avoids the possibility of prolonged muscle retraction, which contributes to the reduction of postoperative pain, the use of pain medication, and shorter hospitalization time.

Intelligent spine robot-assisted surgery is less invasive
  1. Intelligent spine robot can reduce radiation exposure

Intelligent spine robot-assisted spine surgery can significantly reduce the amount of intraoperative radiation used. This is due to the fact that adequate preoperative planning reduces the number of intraoperative fluoroscopies, and the pedicle screws are placed intraoperatively only in the direction guided by the robotic cannula. The study of radiation exposure showed that whether robot-assisted screw placement was significantly lower than freehand placement of pedicle screws was related to the workflow associated with the use of radiation as well as the surgeon’s proficiency in freehand placement of pedicle screws.

  1. Intelligent Spine Robot has shorter surgical times

Intelligent spine robot reaches the surgical site with minimally invasive incision through pre-surgical planning with good accuracy. Through the skillful operation of the surgeon and the accurate guidance of the robot, the surgical time of the intelligent spine robot can be significantly shortened. However, several studies have shown that there is no significant difference in surgical time between smart spine robot-assisted screw placement and X-ray fluoroscopic screw placement. The reduction in surgical time brought about by the use of the robot is often offset by the time required to set up the robot, which is significantly correlated with the doctor’s proficiency in operating the robot and the doctor’s proficiency in placing the screws with bare hands. Perlove Medical is the first manufacturer in China to offer a full process solution of “Intelligent Spine Robot + 3D Imaging”, with integrated adaptive alignment technology that enables automatic registration and alignment, with accuracy independent of image quality.

Intelligent Spine Robot Planning Images

The development of intelligent spinal robotics has enabled operators to realize more precise, safe and minimally invasive treatment during surgery than traditional techniques. The main advantages of Perlove Medical Smart Spine Robot are safety and precision. With sub-millimeter clinical precision (≤0.7mm), the Smart Spine Robot greatly improves the precision and repeatability of surgery.

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