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Implementation of robotics in total joint arthroplasty

Authors Jinnah A, Multani A, Plate J, Poehling G, Jinnah R

Received 30 April 2015

Accepted for publication 21 July 2015

Published 9 September 2015 Volume 2015:2 Pages 73—79


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Masoud Azodi

Alexander H Jinnah,1 Ashley Multani,2 Johannes F Plate,1 Gary G Poehling,1 Riyaz H Jinnah1,3

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; 2Windsor University School of Medicine, St Kitts, West Indies; 3Southeastern Orthopedics, Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, NC, USA

Abstract: Robotic-assisted systems for unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty have been introduced in recent years. Various systems are currently in use ranging from passive to robotic-assisted and active systems to improve component alignment with the goal to improve longevity of knee and hip prostheses. The purpose of this article is to review contemporary robotic systems for knee and hip arthroplasty and provide an overview of current implant survivorships based on registry data. We conducted a PubMed search for robotic systems used in orthopedics with a particular focus on total joint arthroplasty, in order to review the success of the implementation of these systems. While some of the current systems are still in their infancy and costs may be considered prohibitive, robotic systems continue to evolve and have become an addition to the orthopedic surgeon's armamentarium.

Keywords: hip, knee, replacement, orthopedic surgery

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