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First robotic knee surgery planned:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The first robotic total knee replacement surgery using the ROBODOC surgical assistant is to take place in May. Surgeons at BGU (Berufsgenossenschaftlische Unfallklinik) in Frankfurt, Germany, will perform the procedure using the robotic device, made by Davis, California-based Integrated Surgical Systems, which is already used for hip surgery. According to the company, total knee replacement requires a greater degree of accuracy.

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