The Journal of Hip Surgery 2018; 02(02): 076-080
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641756
Special Section Article
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Robotics in Total Hip Arthroplasty—A Current Review

Mark W. Allen
1   Department of Orthopaedics, The CORE Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
,
Steven L. Myerthall
1   Department of Orthopaedics, The CORE Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
,
David J. Jacofsky
1   Department of Orthopaedics, The CORE Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
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Publication History

17 December 2017

18 January 2018

Publication Date:
27 April 2018 (online)

Abstract

Robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty (THA) is gaining popularity among surgeons and patients alike. This technology has been available clinically in some form for over two decades. This technology claims to improve component positioning, decrease complications, and improve clinical outcomes. Historical and modern systems have shown both advantages and disadvantages while assisting THA procedures. Robotic arms and milling systems have been utilized with both fully active and semi active technology platforms designed to perform or assist the surgeon with various portions of the procedure. The future design objectives include precise planning and even further improved consistent intraoperative execution. Robotics has proven to be beneficial, reliable, and cost effective in numerus other industries and is likely to continue to expand in the field of orthopaedic surgery. This article will review the historical and current technology being utilized for robotic-assisted THA.