(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) Robotic Assisted Surgery

(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) Robotic Assisted Surgery


Robotic Assisted Surgery

  • Surgery has today become more and more minimally invasive. Earlier, use of robots in surgical practice used to be a luxury and was considered a marketing gimmick.
  • Today robotic systems are being used across the globe for an expanding set of indications. They have acquired a special place in a host of surgical conditions and have revolutionized the medical field.

Indian perspective:

  • According to Philip’s Future Health Index 2019 report, 76 per cent of healthcare professionals in India are using digital health records. India also meets the 15-country average (46 per cent) use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. 
  • There has also been a significant growth in the use of robotic-assisted surgeries. Based on the market research and the symposium findings of last year, almost 50 per cent of all surgeries in India will be robot-assisted by the year 2025.

Benefits of robotic-assisted TKR

  • Small incisions. Quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay and less pain.
  • Precise surgery. Accurate positioning of the implant resulting in normal knee functioning.
  • Safe and secure. Reduces risk of injury to the adjacent tissues.
  • Less need for blood transfusion since the intraoperative blood loss is minimal.
  • Less post-operative pain hence reduced analgesic requirement.
  • Better long-term function.
  • Earlier return to work makes robotic surgery a cost-effective option.



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Courtesy: Science Reporter