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1. (WO2017037127) ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037127    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/070534
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 34/30
A61B 34/00
A61B 34/20
A61B 5/04
A61B 5/0488
A61B 5/00
Applicants: KB MEDICAL SA
Inventors: KOSTRZEWSKI, Szymon
Title: ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
The disclosed technology relates to robotic surgical systems for improving surgical procedures. In certain embodiments, the disclosed technology relates to robotic surgical systems for use in osteotomy procedures in which bone is cut to shorten, lengthen, or change alignment of a bone structure. The osteotome, an instrument for removing parts of the vertebra, is guided by the surgical instrument guide which is held by the robot. In certain embodiments, the robot moves only in the "locked" plane (one of the two which create the wedge - i.e., the portion of the bone resected during the osteotomy). In certain embodiments, the robot shall prevent the osteotome (or other surgical instrument) from getting too deep/beyond the tip of the wedge. In certain embodiments, the robotic surgical system is integrated with neuromonitoring to prevent damage to the nervous system.