An Integrated Approach to Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery in Orthopaedics

Anthony M. Digioia, Branislav Jaramaz, and Robert O'Toole
1995.


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Abstract
There is great potential for medical robotics to have a positive impact upon surgical techniques, panicularly in orthopaedics. Joint replacement procedures occur frequently, are very expensive, and depend upon the accuracy and precision of surgical cuts to insure a successful clinical outcome. Robotic systems are emerging to address this need; however, there are still key components that are missing to insure the clinical utility of surgical robots in orthopaedics. The paper describes a more integrated approach to this task that includes: 1) biomechanics-based preoperative planning, 2) less traumatic surgical robotics techniques, and 3) standardized postoperative clinical tracking. The authors argue that such a system will improve current medical robotic systems and provide the long term feedback necessary to evaluate the clinical consequences of these systems. The paper concludes by outlining the ongoing work on this project, with an emphasis on biomechanics.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Medical Robotics Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
Anthony M. Digioia, Branislav Jaramaz, and Robert O'Toole, "An Integrated Approach to Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery in Orthopaedics," 1995.

BibTeX Reference
@incollection{Digioia_1995_4261,
   author = "Anthony M Digioia and Branislav Jaramaz and Robert O'Toole",
   title = "An Integrated Approach to Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery in Orthopaedics",
   booktitle = "",
   pages = "106 - 111",
   year = "1995",
}