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Orthopaedic Surgery

Navigation vs. manual procedure

Navigation systems in the operating room: Higher precision and shorter learning curves.

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Benefits of navigation systems compared to manually conducted operations at a glance

Info graph: Benefits of navigation systems compared to manually conducted operations at a glance

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