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Orthopaedic Surgery

Navigation vs. robotics

Navigation systems deliver both clinical and economic advantages.

Two surgeons in the OR with a computer-navigated system in total knee arthroplasty

Benefits of navigation systems compared to robotic-assisted procedures at a glance

Info graph: Benefits of navigation systems compared to robotic-assisted procedures at a glance

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