Robotic spine surgery has reached tipping point, but learning curve still exists: HSS study
Becker’s Spine Review reports on the HSS study published in the Journal of Spine Surgery and presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2021 annual meeting led by spine surgeon Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA.
The study aimed to determine the learning curve associated with implanting pedicle screws with robotic systems compared to conventional techniques, in adults requiring posterior spinal fusion.
On the use of robotics and computer navigated technology Dr. Lebl said, “I think they're good enough to greatly improve what we do in terms of minimally invasive surgery. In my own practice, I've seen the benefits for patients in terms of a shorter hospital stay, quicker mobility and decreased healing times.”
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