Robotics and 3D printing. The new era of surgery
Wednesday 30th September at 12 noon
Presented by: Associate Professor Claudia Di Bella - St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Arthroplasty and Oncology.
Summary: Much has changed in the field of surgery in the past 50 years. While surgery has traditionally been a specialty characterized by hand skills and, at times, “educated improvisation”, it is now becoming a field where robots, computer guidance, 3D printing and bioprinting are changing the way surgeons operate, sometimes “driving” their hands to levels of precisions never imagined before.
Claudia will explore and discuss the technological advances now available to surgeons and the ones that will possibly become a reality in the near future. She will also discuss the current state of the art in bioprinting from a surgical prospective, focusing on its application in the musculoskeletal field. She will highlight the current roadblocks for the application of this technique in clinical practice, as well as the expectations and the promises for the future seen with the eyes of the final user.
Duration: 30 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session