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Orthopedics - Supplement to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2016

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 2 5 N othing makes a surgeon sweat like a unicompartmental knee replacement. It's a technically demanding surgery to pull off successfully, especially with conventional instrumentation. It's no wonder there are so few surgeons who perform enough procedures to achieve excellent outcomes. But now, thanks to the reproducibility afforded by robotics, even your lower-volume sur- geons can operate like seasoned pros. Plus, if my center's experience is any indication, the revenue generated from the cases you'll add will more than make up for the amount you invest in the technology, because patients will want to have surgery in a facility with robotics. Marking the boundaries Most estimates say 15 to 20% of knee replacement patients may be candidates Is Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement For You? • EXACT CUTS After surgeons complete a fairly short learning curve, robotics ultimately make the joint replacement surgery much more reproducible. Joseph Nessler, MD

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