China completes artificial knee joint replacement surgery by robot

By AFP
Published: January 9, 2020
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China released a national AI development plan late on Thursday. PHOTO: REUTERS

China released a national AI development plan late on Thursday. PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING: An artificial total knee joint replacement surgery conducted by robot has been completed in Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, according to the website of Science and Technology Daily.

The artificial joint replacement surgery of the total knee is an effective method to treat severely advanced knee diseases and help patients recover quickly. However, it is known for being technically demanding and difficult.

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The total knee replacement surgery robot, named HURWA, independently developed by China, has realised intelligent human-machine interaction, with excellent mechanical precision, self-inspection and error correction abilities.

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The hospital will cooperate with a number of domestic units to carry out clinical verification and introduce HURWA to the market as soon as possible, Lin Jin of Peking Union Medical College Hospital was quoted as saying by the website.

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