Dear CSS Members and Colleagues:
Artificial Intelligence is here in Orthopedics. Enclosed is an Article from Reznik and Urish which considers the possibilities. This is just a primer. We are currently entering a healthy period which I call “Digital Wars.” Many companies you know are exploring the applications of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Robotics and navigation as well as Artificial Intelligence. The latter is slowly making it’s way into orthopedics. In future posts I’ll be discussing what I am seeing as a revolution which may soon provide real value to patients by mechanisms including engineering error avoidance during surgery, improving inventory management, and lowering the cost of surgery.
“JP” Warner, MD