Three Popular Trends in AI and Orthopedics

Three Popular Trends in AI and Orthopedics

The possible advantages of virtual nursing assistants are carrying out actions that do not need medical expertise to complete, like directing patients to the right exam room or convey the cost of treatment.

FREMONT, CA: Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to enhance all disciplines of industries, be it retail, healthcare, or manufacturing. To understand how these technologies impact the orthopedic sector, here are three trends that are transforming the area of medical practice:

Computer-Assisted Surgery

Improved AI applications are in development to allow computer-assisted surgery to be precise and successful. Mapping CT and MRI scan to the physical bone can enable the computer system to guide a surgeon, enhance knee replacement implant positioning, and make smaller incisions for patients.

Virtual Nursing Assistants

Patients see the primary advantages of virtual nursing assistants as 24/7 access to a program that will offer answers and overall support in health monitoring and responding to medication queries. Virtual nursing assistance can alleviate unnecessary visits to the doctor or hospital and take medical professionals' workload.

Virtual nursing assistants' possible advantages are carrying out actions that do not need medical expertise to complete, like directing patients to the right exam room or conveying the cost of treatment.

Radiography Improvements

A 2017 study analyzed the potentials of implementing AI programs to understand orthopedic trauma radiographs. An AI program found that it had at least 90 percent accuracy when finding laterality, body part, and exam view. The final accuracy of the fractures was 83 percent. As this program grows, the potential to categorize the vast amount of radiographic images and link the images to results will significantly affect efficiency and productivity in orthopedics.