DOI: 10.60118/001c.33593 ISSN:

A Personal Journey through, and review of, the Landscape of Surgical Robotics in Knee Arthroplasty: My Transition from Mako® to NAVIO™ and finally to the ROSA® Knee System

Jess H. Lonner

The growth of robotic capabilities in arthroplasty surgery over the past few years has mirrored the slow, almost immeasurable progress and adoption of digital technologies across various industries, in general, followed by a veritable explosion. For many years, the field of robotics in orthopaedics was met with skepticism by many of our surgical colleagues who thought that the expense, learning curve, and lack of proof rendered the class of technology unnecessary. The use of robotics for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is now growing at an exponential rate, reminiscent of the UKA experience from a decade earlier. The purpose of this review was to describe my own personal experience with robotics in knee arthroplasty which highlights an evolution over a thirteen-year period

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