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14 Feb

Bench to the OR and beyond, experiences using a surgical robot

by Benedetta Biffi


Orthopaedic surgeons traditionally rely on their eyes, feel, training, experience and tools to deliver good outcomes for their patients. Getting first class results every time is challenging especially in treating patients with complex abnormalities and even in the best hands there are always surgical outliers, patients who remain in pain and with poor function.

Delivering successful joint replacement surgery is multi-factorial, this includes making the right diagnosis, offering the right treatment tailored to the patient’s specific needs, selecting the right prosthetic joint, “opting for the right tools” and choosing the right surgeon’s hands.

Can robots make it ALL right?

This seminar will explore one surgeons experiences with robotics in the operating room, the benefits and weaknesses and what the future may hold.


Johann is a fellow in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery having started his surgical training at UCL Medical School.

His work has included the advancement of low dose 3D CT & MRI strategies for the evaluation and understanding of joint anatomy, pre-operative planning and the accurate measurement of component position in joint replacement. His research has involved the development and clinical application of both navigation and robotic tools for hip and knee arthroplasty in the OR.


Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Seminar: 18.00 – 19.00 (followed by a private reception)
Location: Roberts Building, LT 106 (map)
Booking: Please pre-register through our Eventbrite Page


Benedetta Biffi

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