Often heard of minimally invasive robotic spine surgery, the first reaction of the people may be: wow, robots do surgery, so what does the doctor do? Can you rest assured that the surgery will be done by a robot? First of all, let us first understand the minimally invasive robotic spine surgery system.
In fact, the so-called minimally invasive robotic spine surgery, is the doctor through the robotic system to complete the surgery, in the end, the robot is just a tool, to complete the surgery is still the doctor.
The minimally invasive spine robotic surgery system is mainly composed of three parts: robotic arm, imaging system and computerized navigation system. Robot-assisted surgery is based on preoperative imaging data to develop a surgical plan, the doctor to determine the plan, the robotic arm to assist the doctor in the operation to be implemented. With the help of computer navigation intraoperative positioning and tracking system, the robotic arm is more accurate and stable than manual positioning, and the clinical precision of Perlove spine minimally invasive robot reaches sub-millimeter level (≤0.7mm), which greatly improves the precision and repeatability of surgery.
For patients with orthopedic diseases, surgery is the main means of treatment. At present, domestic orthopedic surgery mostly adopts the traditional “unarmed operation” mode, the surgical effect is too dependent on the experience of the surgeon in charge, large incisions and high radiation may increase the risk of surgery, and the accuracy and stability of the surgery need to be improved.
So, what are the advantages of minimally invasive spine robot?
1、Accurately reach the lesion
In the traditional surgical process, the doctor needs to feel the location of the lesion based on experience. In the robot-assisted surgical process, the robot’s “brain”, “eyes” and “arms” are coordinated to accurately reach the lesion according to the surgical plan formulated by the doctor.
- Tiny incision wound
Under the joint collaboration of the doctor and the minimally invasive spine robot, the doctor does not need to cut a long wound to find the lesion, but usually only needs to cut a few tiny incisions. This significantly reduces the amount of bleeding and the dose of radiation the patient receives.
- Stable surgery
The robot’s “arm” has strong stability, which allows the surgeon to formulate a surgical plan that can be accurately fed back to the surgical instruments, getting rid of the dependence on their own muscle strength, so that the surgeon is more stable and more natural to carry out the surgery.
- Good postoperative results
Because minimally invasive robotic-assisted spine surgery is characterized by high accuracy, strong stability and tiny incisions, it greatly reduces bleeding and pain, speeds up post-operative recovery, reduces hospitalization time and complications, and doesn’t make patients feel inferior due to long scars after open surgery.
Minimally invasive robotic spinal surgery
Data and statistics show that minimally invasive robotic-assisted spine surgery reduces hospitalization time by 27%, complication rate by 48%, return rate by 46%, and infection rate by a significant decrease compared with traditional surgery. In addition, the application of the robot greatly reduces the number of intraoperative X-ray fluoroscopies (by 50%-74%), significantly reducing radiological damage to both patients and surgeons.