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Surgical Precision

December 21, 2010

During joint replacement surgery, the patient’s bones have to be sculpted so that the implant can be fitted securely. This robotic surgical device uses tracking arms to monitor the position of the patient’s bone and track the tip of the rotating burr being used to shave material away. It will restrain the burr if the surgeon attempts to remove bone from the wrong location.

Product: Acrobot Sculptor and Navigator
Cost: Not available
Availability: 2011
Source: www.acrobot.co.uk
Companies: Stanmore Implants

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