Orthopedic surgeons urge use of robots for joint replacements

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AMMAN — Orthopedic surgeons are urging the use of robots for procedures that require precision such as the implantation of artificial joints, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The recommendation was made during the 13th International Conference of the Jordan Orthopedic Association, which ran from November 2–5, and covered topics that are at the forefront of the latest research, technology, and innovations in the field.

The conference also highlighted a published study conducted on 1,268 patients in public and private hospitals over the course of three years on hip fracture deaths among the elderly.

It showed that 12.8 percent of elder people with hip fractures die of complications, while global rates stand at 20 percent.

Firas Al-Dabouby, President of the Conference and the Association, said agreements were made during the conference with international orthopedic associations to send orthopedic doctors to train in subspecialties.

The conference’s Scientific Committee Chairman, Anas Altamimi, said a laparoscopic spine surgery performed by Jordanian and foreign teams was broadcasted live from Al-Kindi Hospital‎’s operations room to the conference’s hall.

Bone fractions constitute 30 percent of cases coming through emergencies departments, he added, calling for raising awareness on safety measures.

Altamimi indicated that the conference discussed 70 lectures presented by 75 experts, including 25 foreigners, in addition to 12 workshops on new treatment methods for the spine and foot deformities, recurrent shoulder dislocation, shoulder joint implantation (reverse shoulder), joint implants, orthopedic corrections, and shoulder arthroscopy. 

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