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Newer in Robotic Generations Improves Screw Placement Accuracy

This research article shows the growing improvements made to robotic surgical platforms, which could minimize the chance of error during a spinal procedure. A study of two groups of 70 patients found that a new generation of robotic surgical guidance not only had lower incidences of abandoning screw placements in the spine, but also placed screws in the spine more accurately. The conclusion reached by the authors points to the ongoing advancements in robotic surgical technology can further reduce surgical complications.

Source: Schroerlucke S, Harris E N, Roy R. “P109. Improvements in screw placement and accuracy with newer generation robotic-assisted minimally invasive instrumented lumbar fusions.” The Spine Journal. September 2020; 20(9), S198-S199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2020.05.507