The first clinical application of a "hands-on" robotic knee surgery system.

@article{Jakopec2001TheFC,
  title={The first clinical application of a "hands-on" robotic knee surgery system.},
  author={Matjaz Jakopec and Simon J. Harris and Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena and Pedro P G Gomes and Justin Peter Cobb and B. L. Davies},
  journal={Computer aided surgery : official journal of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={329-39}
}
The performance of a novel "hands-on" robotic system for total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is evaluated. An integrated robotic system for accurately machining the bone surfaces in TKR surgery is described. Details of the system, comprising an "active constraint" robot, called Acrobot, a "gross positioning" robot, and patient clamps, are provided. The intraoperative protocol and the preoperative, CT-based, planning system are also described. A number of anatomical registration and cutting… CONTINUE READING