Robotics in Spine Surgery – Is it going to be the Future ?

Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Jan – June 2019 | Page 35-41 | Ketan Shripad Khurjekar, Pradhyumn Rathi

Authors : Ketan Shripad Khurjekar [1], Pradhyumn Rathi [1]

[1] Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics &Rehabilitation, Pune, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ketan Khurjekar,
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics &Rehabilitation, Pune, India


Spine surgery requires fine motor skills to manipulate neural elements and a steady hand to work in challenging corridors utilising exposures that reduce collateral damage. Long and arduous procedures may predispose a spine surgeon to mental and physical fatigue. Hence, there was a need to integrate robotic assistance in spine surgery. Robotics was commonly used in other arenas, but remained in its infancy in spine surgery, until recently, there has been growing evidence to suggest that robotics may be a part of our everyday spine surgery practice. Screw placement remains a critical step in spine surgery, Spine- Assist/Renaissance robot helps to ease the process. This robots works on MIS, robotic software, Degree of freedom, Number of assistive arms and its functioning accuracy. Robots function on various techniques- Spine Assist robot, fluoroscopy guided, navigation techniques. Article include comparative studies evaluating robots, Operating time analysis, Radiation exposure and robotics in surgery, Complications, Robotic Failure, Appropriate instrumentation, cost-benefit analyses, nascent stage of surgical robots. Future approach.
Conclusion:  Robotics in spine surgery has some limitations, advantages and promising future.
Keywords: Spine assist robot, MIS, Cost benefit analysis.

How to Cite this Article: Khurjekar KS, Rathi P. Robotics in Spine Surgery – Is it going to be the Future ? International Journal of Spine Jan-June 2019;4(1):35-41.

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