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Robotics in Spinal Surgery : The Future is Here

  title={Robotics in Spinal Surgery : The Future is Here},
  author={Hector Soriano-Baron and Eduardo Martinez-del-Campo and Neil R. Crawford and Nicholas Theodore},
A spinal surgery has evolved, new techniques have been developed to address complex pathologies through smaller anatomical corridors, leading to better outcomes. Surgical procedures of the spine benefit from fine motor coordination, a highly experienced surgeon, and the best available technology,5,9,45 and it is clear that surgical robotic systems have established a foothold in medicine as an enabling technology.15 The rationale for using robotic systems started with the idea that robots would… Expand
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