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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
UPDATES ON KNEE ARTHROPLASTY 102nd CONGRESS OF THE PIEMONTESE-LIGURIAN-LOMBARD SOCIETY OF ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY (S.P.L.L.O.T.) - Brescia September 9-10, 2005
NEW TECHNOLOGIES, MODERN INSTRUMENTARIUM IN ARTHROPLASTIC SURGERY
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2005 August;56(4):287-91
Mini-invasive surgery in orthopedics
Confalonieri N., Manzotti A.
Centro Ortopedico Traumatologico Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento, Milano
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Orthopaedic surgery has been traditionally thought as a quite aggressive procedure, despite the introduction at the end of the 70’s of new less-invasive techniques. As the matter of fact arthroscopic surgery and biological treatment of the fractures with more elastic systems testifies the first steps towards a less invasive approach to the patient. Likely shorter incision is only an aspect of a less invasive surgery with potential higher rate of poor results. The authors present the development of less-invasive orthopaedic surgery in association to new techniques such as computer and robotic assisted surgery.