Robodoc is now coming to the US for robotic knee and hip surgeries. Just hot from the approval list of the FDA. ROBODOC also has a cousin, ORTHODOC(R).
More information at the website. BD
The robotic assistant has been used in over 24,000 joint replacement procedures worldwide and is shown to be less traumatic for patients and more precise than manual preparation techniques. In Total Hip surgery applications the ROBODOC System executes exact bone cutting and precise implant placement to reduce surgical fractures and complications and minimize human error. "We are very pleased to receive FDA clearance for the ROBODOC System. This milestone represents the first active robotic system cleared by the FDA for orthopaedic surgery allowing our advanced technology to be marketed in US, the largest market in the world for medical devices," commented Dr. Ramesh Trivedi, President and CEO of ROBODOC. "We will continue our efforts to further penetrate existing markets where we have met the local regulatory requirements. At the same time we are building an infrastructure to introduce the ROBODOC system to U.S. orthopaedic surgeons, hospitals, and patients.
Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - DigiMatch(TM) ROBODOC(R) Surgical System Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Marketing Clearance - August 25, 2008
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