New robot helps to cut errors in knee surgery
Even the best surgeons sometimes miss the mark when fitting knee implants, but a new robot will minimise such human errors.
Patients at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), which handles the most knee replacement operations here, can look forward to longer-lasting implants with the Robodoc surgical system.
The robot, donated by the South Korean government, cuts bone to an accuracy of 0.02mm - finer than a strand of hair.
Orthopaedic surgeon Chin Pak Lin said such precision is unmatched by other techniques, no matter how good the doctor is.