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The Lokomat is a robotic exoskeleton system developed by Hocoma that aids in the rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb impairments. It combines robotic assistance and a knowledge platform to provide personalized gait training and therapy, promoting improved mobility and recovery for patients.

  • Features
  • Treatment and Procedure
  1. Effective Gait Training
    Robot-assisted therapy enables effective and intensive training by providing a high number of task-specific repetitions, which is an essential factor underlying neuroplasticity and improved functional outcome.
    Pooled data from a total of 70 clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals, including 39 RCTs, show that Lokomat training improves clinical outcomes related to walking abilities and functional mobility.
  2. Most Physiological Gait:
    The physiological gait pattern is ensured by the individually adjustable exoskeleton combined with the patented dynamic body weight support system.
  3. Motivating patient challenge:
    During rehabilitation, patients need to be challenged in their present individual capabilities and beyond. Speed, body weight support, and robotic support can be adjusted to shape the intensity of the therapy and adapt to the patients’ individual needs.
  4. Increased Efficiency:
    The Lokomat relieves the therapist from manually supporting the patient while walking and therefore allows therapists to focus on the patient and the therapy itself.

Principally utilized with patients who have encountered a stroke or spinal cord or cerebrum injury, the Lokomat takes a longstanding type of physiotherapy – treadmill treatment – a few stages further than before.

Through rehashed use, the Lokomat invigorates the legs and neurological framework with the goal that they steadily rearrange once familiar strolling designs. The assumption sometimes is that - in the long run - bulk and body frameworks recover enough so the patient can stroll on their own. The robot-helped preparing gadget upholds patients in a parachute saddle while moving their legs on a treadmill. It makes a smooth monotonous movement that may help animate spaces of the spinal rope thought to control the capacity to walk.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is robotic surgery?

    Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach that utilizes robotic systems to assist surgeons in performing procedures with enhanced precision, control, and visualization. The robotic system consists of a surgeon console, robotic arms, and specialized instruments.

    How does robotic surgery work?

    During robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at the console and operates robotic arms that hold and manipulate surgical instruments. The surgeon's movements are translated into precise movements of the robotic arms, providing greater dexterity and range of motion compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery.

    What are the advantages of robotic surgery?

    Robotic surgery offers several advantages, including:

    • Enhanced precision: Robotic systems allow for precise movements and improved surgical accuracy.
    • 3D visualization: Surgeons have a high-definition, magnified, and 3D view of the surgical site, providing better visualization.
    • Increased dexterity: The robotic arms can rotate and bend in ways that mimic the human hand, allowing for intricate movements.
    • Reduced invasiveness: Smaller incisions result in less pain, reduced scarring, and faster recovery compared to open surgery.
    • Reduced blood loss: Robotic systems often offer better control over bleeding, resulting in decreased blood loss during surgery.

    What types of procedures can be performed using robotic surgery?

    Robotic surgery is used in various surgical specialties, including urology, gynaecology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, and colorectal surgery. Common procedures include prostatectomy, hysterectomy, hernia repair, and lung lobectomy.

    Is robotic surgery safe?

    Robotic surgery has a proven safety record and is considered safe when performed by experienced surgeons. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, but the benefits of reduced pain, faster recovery, and improved outcomes often outweigh the potential risks.

    How long does recovery take after robotic surgery?

    Recovery time varies depending on the procedure and the patient. In general, robotic surgery offers faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery. Patients may experience shorter hospital stays, reduced pain, and quicker return to normal activities.

    Is robotic surgery covered by insurance?

    Robotic surgery is generally covered by insurance, but coverage may vary depending on your specific insurance plan. It's advisable to check with your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage for robotic surgical procedures.

    Can all patients undergo robotic surgery?

    Not all patients are suitable candidates for robotic surgery. The decision to undergo robotic surgery depends on several factors, including the patient's overall health, the complexity of the procedure, and the surgeon's expertise. A consultation with a surgeon can help determine if robotic surgery is appropriate for you.

    Are all surgeons trained to perform robotic surgery?

    Surgeons require specialized training to perform robotic surgery. They undergo specific certification and training programs to gain proficiency in operating the robotic systems. It's important to choose a surgeon who is experienced and trained in robotic surgery for optimal outcomes.

    What are the potential limitations of robotic surgery?

    Robotic surgery has limitations, including the need for specialized equipment and infrastructure, longer setup time, and increased costs compared to traditional surgery. Additionally, not all procedures may be suitable for robotic surgery, and some complex cases may still require open surgery.




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