Robotic knee surgery fails to improve revision rates, study finds

A examine figuring out that robotic help in knee alternative surgical procedures doesn’t enhance revision charges two years following surgical procedure has been introduced at AAOS 2024 in San Francisco. 

Researchers used the American Joint Alternative Registry to establish sufferers who underwent whole knee arthroplasty (TKA), in any other case referred to as a knee alternative, between January 2017 and March 2020 with a minimal two-year follow-up. The analysis, revealed in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, discovered that robotic help didn’t considerably have an effect on the chance of revision. 

The examine targeted on sufferers aged 65 and older, totalling 9,220 cementless TKA’s – 45% of which have been carried out utilizing robotic help. The examine in contrast outcomes of cementless TKA with and with out robotic help, discovering comparable charges of all-cause revision at two years post-surgery between standard and robotic-assisted cohorts. The chances of revision attributable to an infection and mechanical loosening weren’t considerably completely different between the 2 teams. 

In response to a report on GlobalData’s Medical Intelligence Middle, the medical robotics market is forecast to be value $14.5bn in 2030, rising at a compound annual progress fee (CAGR) of 12% from $4.7bn in 2020. 

Within the announcement accompanying the information, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgical procedure at Johns Hopkins Drugs, Lucas Nikkel mentioned: “We discovered there was no important variations within the danger of needing one other operation inside the first two years after surgical procedure with a robotic-assisted or guide approach.  

“That is important on this inhabitants because the probability of an early failure is just about the identical whether or not robotic help is used or not. Some sufferers want a robotic-assisted TKA as a result of they’ve heard it’s higher, however we’ve proven that there isn’t a real profit when it comes to the probability of needing one other surgical procedure within the early interval.” 

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In June 2023, US-based medical gadget firm THINK Surgical acquired 510(k) clearance from the US Meals and Drug Administrationfor its TMINI robotic system for knee alternative surgical procedure. The gadget, which compensates for the surgeons’ hand motion, can be utilized by a number of completely different implant producers.  


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