Novel Robotic Cannula for Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy Surgery

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Researches at Purdue University have developed a robotic cannula system that can be easily integrated and deployed with existing technology already in use. This new system removes the need for human interaction once it is in place. This robotic system will improve the efficiency of the surgical tool use. The robotic cannula system allows the tools to be used together, coupling all of their back and forth movement. This will free up some of the responsibility of the doctors performing surgery and let them focus on the more important aspects.

-Improves efficiency of surgical tool use
-Decreases possibility of human error
-Decreased responsibility during surgery

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Dec 16, 2019
Utility Patent
United States
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