In recent years, with the rapid development of medical technology level, robot-assisted surgery, as an emerging surgical method, has been frequently applied in many surgical fields. According to the clinical application areas, surgical robots can be divided into laparoscopic, orthopedic, pan-vascular, trans-natural cavity, percutaneous puncture robots, etc. The first two types of products are the most mature.
So, what are the benefits of robots for surgery for patients?
First of all, it is necessary to clarify the robotic surgery, the robot in the operation or to do auxiliary operations, preoperative based on three-dimensional C-shaped arm and other image scanning to get the three-dimensional data of the skeletal structure, the robot system using surgical planning software, guide the doctor to visualize the pre-surgical planning (nail path planning, into the nail angle), select the appropriate screw specifications, size, assist in the assessment and timely adjustment of the surgical path planning and design, the whole set of The entire surgery is operated under the control of the surgeon in charge. The robotic system is not only reliable, but also improves the safety of the surgery, the precision of the robotic arm, and the force sensing recognition, real-time dynamic tracking and other protection technologies, increasing the accuracy and safety of the surgery.
Taking Perlove Medical Orthopedic Robot PL300B as an example, the orthopedic robot can ensure sub-millimeter accuracy. For example, when implanting pedicle screws in the spine, the traditional surgery needs to expose the anatomical structure of the bone tissues, and there is often an opening of 10-20cm, while the use of the surgical robot can transform the opening into several openings of 1-2cm, and the amount of bleeding can be reduced to more than 95%, which can greatly reduce the complications and the occurrence rate, as well as benefit the patient’s safety and security. This greatly reduces the incidence of complications and facilitates faster postoperative recovery.
In addition, the use of orthopedic robots for surgery reduces the exposure of patients to radiation. Conventional surgeons must use extensive intraoperative fluoroscopy to determine the location of implants to ensure that they are placed accurately. With a surgical robot, only three pre-, intra- and post-operative fluoroscopies are usually required, effectively reducing radiation damage to the patient.
Many people may have this question. However, there may be differences in experience and technique between doctors performing the same procedure. For very experienced senior doctors, after years of practice and experience, they don’t need a surgical robot to do the surgery beautifully, but for younger, less experienced doctors, the use of robots to standardize the key steps in the surgical process allows the younger doctors to achieve a high level of surgical results and reduces the risk of uncertainty brought about by inexperience. All in all, the surgical robot is a more advanced tool that frees up the doctor’s eyes and hands, allowing them to perform surgery with greater ease.