• Abstract

    The integration of robotics into medicine represents a groundbreaking advancement with transformative potential across various medical domains. This comprehensive review delves into both the remarkable advancements and the significant limitations associated with this integration. Advancements in robotic medicine include precision surgery, which facilitates intricate procedures with enhanced accuracy and minimal invasiveness. Robotic systems enable teleoperation, allowing surgeons to perform procedures remotely and expanding access to specialized care. Enhanced imaging and navigation capabilities further augment surgical precision and efficiency. Additionally, robotics play a vital role in rehabilitation therapy, aiding in personalized patient recovery. However, these advancements have substantial limitations. The cost of acquiring and maintaining robotic systems poses a significant barrier to widespread adoption, particularly in resource-constrained healthcare settings. Moreover, mastering robotic surgical techniques demands extensive training, contributing to a steep learning curve for healthcare professionals. Technical challenges such as system reliability and interoperability also present hurdles to seamless integration. Ethical considerations surrounding patient autonomy, accountability, and data privacy must be carefully addressed. Legal frameworks and regulatory standards are essential to ensure patient safety and mitigate liability risks associated with robotic-assisted interventions. Furthermore, disparities in access to robotic technology may exacerbate existing healthcare inequalities. Addressing these limitations requires concerted efforts from healthcare stakeholders, policymakers, and technology developers. Collaborative initiatives are needed to overcome financial, educational, technical, ethical, and regulatory barriers to integrating robotics into mainstream medical practice. By navigating these challenges, the full potential of robotics in medicine can be realized, ushering in an era of enhanced precision, efficiency, and accessibility in healthcare delivery.

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