A December 29 Healio article covered research originally published in The Journal of Arthroplasty looking at manual vs. robotic TKAs. “Researchers retrospectively reviewed data from 2,392 manual TKA (MTKA) procedures performed by six high-volume MTKA surgeons matched 1:1 with robotic TKA (RTKA) procedures performed by six high-volume RTKA surgeons. Outcome measures included operative time, length of stay, total direct cost, 90-day complications, utilization of post-acute services and 30-day readmissions.” The study found that robotic TKA was a longer and more costly procedure for experienced high-volume surgeons than manual TKA, with similar lengths of stay and complications. Read the full article.

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