Tag: Robotics

Stryker unveils ortho robotic technologies, updates at AAOS meeting

Editor's Note Stryker Corp announced its plans to showcase new joint-replacement technologies and updates to its Mako surgical robotic platform at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in San Francisco, according to a February 16 article in The Robot Report. The announcement includes the introduction of myMako and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 16, 2024
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Robot could clear stroke-related blockage faster than traditional methods

Editor's Note A magnetically operated robot developed by the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab in Zurich along with several hospitals in Switzerland could be used to treat people in the critical moments following a stroke to remove blockage and resume blood flow. The findings were published February 14 in the journal Science…

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By: Brita Belli
February 16, 2024
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Session: How to make the case for a robotic services line

Editor's Note Robotic surgery can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and improve efficiencies and turnover time, but only if it’s done right. In a conference session yesterday,  Michelle Toder, MD offered insights, best practices, and lessons learned during two decades of experience in pioneering robotic applications in weight loss and…

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By: Matt Danford
February 8, 2024
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Session: Outpatient surgery trends—What’s on the horizon?

Editor's Note Why do robotics matter? Jamie Clow, senior analyst and partner at Cleveland Research Company in Ohio, opened this session with that question, spurring an insightful deep dive into key trends in the orthopedic landscape with a focus on robotics and enabling technology. “There can be some fatigue around…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 6, 2024
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Biorobotic heart shows promise for research, surgical training

Editor's Note:  Surgeons successfully tested three fixes for a leaky heart valve on a biological pig heart fitted with a silicone robotic pump, HealthDay reported on January 11. According to the article, the biorobotic heart offers significant advantages over existing heart simulators. These include a longer shelf life, greater ability…

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By: Matt Danford
January 22, 2024
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Role of robotics coordinators in standardization, efficiency

The importance of a dedicated robotics coordinator’s role in an efficient da Vinci robotics program cannot be overstated. “You need someone to take ownership of the program, set up training for staff and surgeons, and coordinate ongoing development,” says June Hill, BSN, RN, CNOR, clinical director of robotics, Inova Health…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
November 15, 2023
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De Novo grant awarded to first ever co-op powered ENT surgical robotic assistant

Editor's Note Baltimore, MD-based Galen Robotics, Inc has secured US Food and Drug Administration De Novo classification grant and authorization to market the Galen ES® Robotic System, a cooperative powered surgical assist device for ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, for rigid microlaryngeal procedures. “Galen will be the first surgical…

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By: Lindsay Botts
September 29, 2023
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Study: Surgeon communication with patients on innovative procedures

Editor's Note This study from the UK finds that patients are not given sufficient information about innovative surgical procedures and their potential risks and uncertainties. Researchers collected data on seven cases, using preoperative interviews with surgeons, audio-recorded consultations during which innovative procedures were discussed between surgeons and patients, and postoperative…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 15, 2023
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First single-use endovascular robotic surgical system completes pre-clinical study in NY

Editor's Note Micobot Medical announced on June 29 that its LIBERTY Robotic Surgical System has completed an extended pre-clinical study in a New York-based research lab. With LIBERTY, the first single-use endovascular robotic surgical system, Microbot Medical aims to improve the way surgical robotics are used in endovascular procedures by…

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By: Lindsay Botts
June 29, 2023
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Effect of music on resident performance in laparoscopic surgery

Editor's Note This study from Spectrum Health, Michigan State University School of Medicine, Grand Rapids, measures the effect of different genres of music on surgical residents’ performance in laparoscopic surgery. Among the findings: 64% ranked pop music as their favorite 17% ranked classic rock as their favorite 11% ranked country…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 18, 2023
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