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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v13.i5.80
8 pages

Robotic Surgery: An Update

Scott E. Langenburg
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery; Director of Trauma; Director, Computer-Assisted Robotic-Enhanced Surgery. Childrens Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien Blvd., Detroit MI 48201, USA
Colin G. Knight
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation Computer-Assisted Robot Enhanced Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Children’s Research Center of Michigan; and Wayne State University School of Medicine
Michael D. Klein
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation Computer-Assisted Robot Enhanced Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Children’s Research Center of Michigan; and Wayne State University School of Medicine

ABSTRACT

Minimally invasive surgery techniques have revolutionized surgery. Robotic surgery may be the next revolution in surgical technology. Robotics coupled with minimally invasive surgery and microscopic surgery provides the potential to do more complex and more precise tasks. Robotic surgery offers tremor filtration, motion scaling, indexed movements, additional degrees of freedom, and improved ergonomics. We explore robotic history, the present surgical technology, the current clinical cases and research, and the future of robotics. We will look specifically at the birth and progress of our own problem.