Computer and robotic assisted orthopaedic knee arthroplasty surgery who drives innovations?

Wallace, David and Mahmood, Fahd and Deakin, Angela Helen and Riches, Philip E and Deep, Kamal and Baines, Joseph and Picard, Frederic; (2022) Computer and robotic assisted orthopaedic knee arthroplasty surgery who drives innovations? In: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Othopaedic Surgery. EPiC Series in Health Sciences, 5 . EasyChair Publications, FRA, pp. 190-194. (

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Computer assisted and Robotic technology in orthopaedic surgery is still not commonplace compared to un-assisted, conventional orthopaedic surgery. It may be considered somewhat surprising therefore, at a time of incredible technological progress that the computer still struggles nowadays to make its way in all orthopaedic theatres of the world.[1, 2] In June 2016, Dalton et al.[3] reviewed all patents and papers published between 1980 and 2014 related to knee surgery and sorted them into four clusters of innovations, which could be used to link patents and publications: Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA), Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI), Navigation and Robotics. Three of these are part of the CAOS technology “family”. Since 2004, the ratio between patents and publications increased from approximately 1: 10 in 2004 to almost 1: 3 in 2014 showing industry-driven innovation on technology introduction in the field of knee arthroplasty.


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