The UK performs first robotics-controlled knee-op:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's first robotics-assisted knee-replacement operation took place last week. The equipment used at St Helier Hospital, in Carshalton, Surrey, is made by Precision Instrument Systems, of Zurich. The hospital expects the technology to allow it to increase the quality and number of knee replacements. A similar system called Robodoc, made by Integrated Surgical Systems, of Davis, California, was this week submitted for Japanese market approval (see this issue, p 18).
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