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ROH’S Peter Wall and Professor Ed Davis discuss robotics and orthopaedics in the latest BJJ podcast

In the latest episode of the #BJJ podcast, Peter Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor Ed Davis, Consultant and Clinical Service Lead for Arthroplasty at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital are featured discussing the role of robotic surgery in lower limb joint arthroplasty.

Professor Ed Davis comments: “Robotics isn’t new in orthopaedics, the technology has been around for over 20 years, but we have historically had little evidence to show how these systems are better than conventional surgery. We know that technology brings precision benefits, and this may help to reduce variation and prevent poor outcomes and complications that can require revision surgery. However, improved evidence is required to better understand the most effective tools and techniques when performing knee and hip replacements which ultimately will help us to ensure patients enjoy the very best outcomes.

“We’re incredibly proud to be helping to improve evidence in this area and leading the way here at ROH in the use of robotics in orthopaedics through the RACER-Hip and RACER-Knee studies, which are exploring clinical effectiveness of robotic assisted hip and knee replacement.” 

Peter Wall and Professor Ed Davis are Co-Chief Investigators for the NIHR-HTA funded RACER-Hip Study and Professor Ed Davis is Co-Chief Investigator for the RACER-Knee Study.

Listen to the podcast here:  Robotic trials in arthroplasty surgery (