ISASS 2016: Robot-assisted vs. freehand pedicle screw fixation may be more accurate & safe
Robot-assisted vs. Freehand Pedicle Screw Fixation in the Lumbar Spine - A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial – A Perspective for Early Radiological and Perioperative Outcomes
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78 patients with degenerative lumbar disc disease were randomized to either a robot-assisted minimally invasive instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion (Rom-PLIF) or the conventional open approach (Cop-PLIF). The object of this study was to compare the two approaches in their accuracy and safety. Findings indicated that robot-assisted pedicle screw insertion for minimally invasive surgical ...
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