Vikas Khanduja, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and affiliated associate professor, has shared his prediction that “the future will increasingly feature the use of computer-assisted surgeries and increasingly complex robot systems”, with particular mention to how artificial intelligence will become “increasingly important in hip surgery”.
Vikas has shared his vision for the future in the official journal of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, in which he highlights his belief that AI will be “particularly valuable” in the area of hip preservation. He expects to see more of AI working alongside disease stratification, with robotic technology to assist in making the chosen treatment more accurate.
“Progressing technological advancements and the use of artificial intelligence in medicine are likely to influence the hip preservation growth trajectory. Computer assisted surgeries allow surgeons not only to create a precise pre-operative plan, but also increase accuracy of their implementation during surgery via complex navigation/robotic systems. Likewise, the ability to predict individual patient outcomes using artificial intelligence and patient stratification preoperatively leading to personalised medicine holds great promise,” Vikas states.
“Likewise, the ability to predict individual patient outcomes using artificial intelligence and patient stratification preoperatively leading to personalised medicine holds great promise.”
Earlier this week, we looked at Barts Health’s “hospital of the future” workshop, which highlights ways in which advancements in technology such as AI will impact on the provision of health and care in hospitals in the future.
Earlier in the year, in a news in brief article, we covered news from Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where the Versius robot has performed its first thoracic surgery on a woman who had the middle lobe of her right lung removed due to a benign tumour.