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ROBODOC ‐ surgical robot success story

Joanne Pransky (Joanne Pransky is US Associate Editor of Industrial Robot based at Sankyo Robotics, Boca Raton, Florida, USA)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 June 1997



Describes the history of Integrated Surgical Systems (ISS), the US company that created ROBODOC, a surgical robot system used to perform total human hip replacement surgery, and ORTHODOC, a computer workstation that enables orthopaedic surgeons to examine a patient’s bone more accurately and perform a pre‐operative plan prior to total hip replacement (THR) surgery. ISS recently went public on the NASDAQ Small Cap market. ORTHODOC has received US FDA approval, while ROBODOC’s approval is still pending. More than 850 patients in six hospitals worldwide have received surgical procedures performed by ROBODOC.



Pransky, J. (1997), "ROBODOC ‐ surgical robot success story", Industrial Robot, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 231-233.




Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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