AI is making significant progress in the orthopedic profession. Today, better AI applications are in development to make computer-assisted surgery more precise and successful.
Fremont, CA: Artificial intelligence (AI) is anticipated to enhance various industries such as retail, energy, healthcare, finance, and more. And AI is also making significant progress in the orthopedic specialty. Here are three trends in AI-based orthopedic as it continues to transform the medical practice space:
Virtual Nursing Assistants
Virtual nursing assistants can reduce unnecessary visits and take the work burden off from medical practitioners. The benefits of virtual nursing assistants for patients are the 24/7 access to a program, providing answers, and general support in the form of health monitoring and answering medication questions. Other benefits to virtual nursing assistants also include carrying out actions that do not need medical expertise to complete, like directing patients to the right exam room or conveying the cost of treatments.
Today, better AI applications are in development to make computer-assisted surgery more precise and successful. In total hip surgery, computer assistance in placing the prosthesis cup is said to have the same accuracy rate as traditional methods. Also, mapping CT and MRI scans to the physical bone can enable a computer system to guide a surgeon, enhancing knee replacement implant positioning, and making a smaller incision for the patient.
Compared to a gold standard for fractures, the AI program has at least 90 percent accuracy when determining laterality, body part, and exam view while the final accuracy was at 83 percent. The potential to classify the vast amount of radiographic images and connect the images to results will influence the orthopedic specialty's productivity and efficiency as the program advances.