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Stäubli Robotics to Present Breakthroughs in Robotic Spine Surgery at NASS 2022


The Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS) on October 12-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago is an opportunity for spine specialists to discover the latest techniques and technological advancements in the field firsthand. In Adcura, Inc. Booth 2216, Stäubli Robotics will demonstrate how robot-assisted surgery using its specialized cleanroom robots enhances the safety, accuracy and efficiency of spinal procedures.

Stäubli Robotics, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has played an active role in the evolution of medical robotics from the start. The first documented robot-assisted surgery was performed using Stäubli’s PUMA 560 Unimation robot in 1985. Numerous advancements followed. Today Stäubli robots are used in over 10,000 procedures a year. They are also instrumental to the development of new techniques in partnership with leading medical device makers worldwide.

At NASS 2022, Stäubli will feature its TX2-60L Cleanroom (CR) robot, an ISO 14644-1 Class 2 robot with hand-guided functionality for use in highly delicate procedures. Robotics experts will present a use case for a six-axis anthropomorphic robotic arm in spinal surgery, demonstrating how the robot assists using a simulated navigation system to ensure accurate placement of surgical tools. Along with its high precision and reliability, the robot meets all criteria for use under sterile surgical conditions, including a design that facilitates decontamination between interventions.

Stäubli Robotics offers the broadest range of robots on the market designed specifically for life science applications. Its current line of medical robots, exemplified by the TX2-60L CR, offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Higher accuracy during procedures
  • Improved safety through reduction in human error
  • Limited risk of contamination due to hygienic design
  • Less trauma to the patient and shorter recovery times
  • Optimized scheduling, improving hospital productivity and efficiency

Robots have the potential to transform the operating theater, with technologies such as real-time image guidance and navigation, along with advanced software, enabling new applications. Stäubli is part of this movement, actively developing solutions to enhance safety and accuracy. Later this year it will launch the new Stericlean+ line of robots for the life sciences sector, including the flagship Stericlean+ TX2-60 with a unique fully hygienic design and optional hollow wrist.

Source: Staubli Robotics

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