Robotics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Literature Review

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Dr. Sabari Nathan Rajamoorthy, Prof. Dr. Hemavathy, Dr. Vinod Krishna, Dr. Killampalli Yashwanth Varaha Satyanarayana


Aim: To review the literature of robotics and its application in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Materials and Methods: The literature search was performed using the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016), MEDLINE (via PubMed, 1948 to September 2016), Embase (1974 to September 2016), To find ongoing clinical trials, the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform was searched. MeSH heading words and free text words were combined. They included “Robotics,” “Operation, Remote,” “Oral Surgical Procedures,” “Oral Surgery” and “Head and Neck Neoplasms.” Language was restricted to English. As a result, a total of 503 studies were identified; of these, 119 that were associated with the application of robotic surgery in the head and neck region were included in this review.

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