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Snuffing Out Surgical Smoke - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - December 2019

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1 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 9 K nee replacement specialists can measure twice and cut once with saws and drills and feel pretty confident that the implants they place will align perfectly with the femur and tibia to restore near-natural joint function. Or they can rely on robotic guidance and be 100% cer- tain. "No surgeon needs a robot, but they could certainly benefit from using one," says Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, FACS, chair of the Do You Need a Robot to Replace Knees? Some orthopedic surgeons say the technology noticeably improves outcomes. Others say it simply makes post-op X-rays look better. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor • A CUT ABOVE Kim Schaap, MD (right), says performing joint replacements robotically takes the guesswork out of even the most demanding cases. Yuppy Photo

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