Today: Apr 23, 2024

Hip surgery robots cut infection risk, study reveals with navigation tech.

2 months ago

TLDR: A recent study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that the use of robotic-assisted surgery and surgical navigation techniques during total hip arthroplasty (THA) does not increase the risk of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). The study analyzed data from nearly 13,000 patients who underwent primary THA and found that both computer navigation (CN) and robotic assistance (RA) were associated with small increases in operative times, but there were no significant differences in PJI risk. The research suggests that the use of CN and RA in hip surgery is not associated with an increased risk of infection and may provide beneficial effects such as more accurate component positioning and lower risk of postoperative instability.