The Learning Curve of a Novel Handheld Robotic System for Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty1
SUMMARY STATEMENT: Integrating new technology into the OR requires buy in from all stakeholders, from the surgeon to the OR staff. This study evaluates the “learning curve” of NAVIO robotics-assisted partial knee replacement surgery, identifying the number of procedures required to achieve a steady state surgical time.
+ Average time over first 4 cases (tracker placement to trial acceptance) of 64.9 minutes (range 27 – 102)
+ Time to reach steady state defined as 2 out of 3 consecutive cases within 95% confidence interval of ‘steady state surgical time’
+ Average 8 procedures (range 5-11) to each steady state
1. The Learning Curve of a Novel Handheld Robotic System for Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty D Wallace, A Gregori, F Picard, J Bellemans, J Lonner, R Marquez, J Smith, A Simone, B Jaramaz International Society of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery 2014. June 18-21. Milan, Italy.