Surgical robotics: Multifunctional end effectors for robotic surgery

Mary Frecker, Alan J. Snyder

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Abstract

Several multifunctional forceps-scissors instrument prototypes have been fabricated, and preliminary testing indicates their potential utility in surgical procedures. The advantages provided by multifunctional instruments include reduced instrument exchange time, which may be significant for robotic procedures. In addition, as surgical instruments become smaller,the compliant mechanism approach must be considered to avoid difficulty with assembling tiny links and pin joints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in General Surgery
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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