From SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing rapidly. Robotics has also assumed an important role in medicine and healthcare.
Orthopedic surgery began to incorporate robotic technology in 1992, with the ROBODOC system's introduction for total hip replacement. The current Mako robotic system used today benefits joint replacements and hip and knee arthroplasty with excellent results. It limits blood loss, reduces operation time, and achieves limb alignment. Artificial intelligence may help orthopedic surgeons predict patient outcomes following joint replacement surgery, an exciting prospect for both patient and surgeon.
Artificial Intelligence shows promise in joint replacement surgery by:
- Promoting practice efficiency
- Personalizing patient care
- Improving precision and accuracy
- Expanding high-quality orthopedic care to lower resource settings
- Allowing smaller incisions to promote faster healing times
- AI-assisted robotic procedures can result in 5 times fewer complications than traditional surgery
Robotics are improving the way doctors do surgery, including joint replacements. The physician controls the robotics, allowing the surgeon to combine their knowledge and judgment with the precision and control of a robot.
Hip replacements with robotic technology in particular, can be four times more accurate and reproducible than conventional hip replacements. This accuracy helps spare healthy bone and tissue while getting rid of diseased and problematic bone and tissue. Artificial intelligence can be used more efficiently in surgical decision-making and eliminate risk factors and human-driven errors.
If you're suffering from an orthopedic injury or degenerative joint disease and are considering a joint replacement surgery, schedule a consult with Dr. Amir Jamali at www.jointpreservationinstitute.com.