Robotic Surgery Essay

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Research Article – Oct. 17th/2012. Patrick Torti Are Predicted Flaps Feasible in Robotic Surgery? Report of an Anatomical Study of the Kite Flap in Conventional Surgery Versus Robotic Surgery. Alexandra Huart, MD; Sybille Facca, MD; Frederic Lebailly, MD; Jose Carlos Garcia, MD; Philippe Andre Liverneaux, MD. The article seeks to perform an anatomical comparative evaluation of using surgical robot and conventional techniques. Basically, to determine whether robotic surgery holds a place in the future, not replacing human surgeons but replacing their actual physical incisions into microsurgery. And along with that the pros and cons associated with each option. For the study, two cadaver hands were used and received a pedicled kite flap, which is used in the reconstruction of cutaneous defects of the hand and fingers. The kite flap, or Foucher’s kite flap, was chosen for the showdown between man and machine because it is “rapid, reliable and easy to perform”…if you are a surgeon or a robot. One operation was performed by a surgeon and the other was performed by a robot named da Vinci Si robot. The robotic surgery lasted 30 minutes and the conventional surgery lasted 19 minutes. The robot had difficulty holding the demographic pen in its soulless pinch-like claw. It also could not separate the edges without additional help. The conventional surgeons had no difficulty with these steps and “considered it easy”…if you are a microsurgeon. The robot beat the conventional surgery in that it sutured faster more intricate and had no human hand tremors that human surgeons have. Another win for the robot was that the patients hand did not have to be moved and placed awkwardly. In conventional surgery the hand must be placed a special way so human surgeons can work in positions that are not poorly ergonomic. Plus, the robot had much more fine motor control,

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