Evaluation of a computer aided planning and surgical robot system for craniofacial surgery

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Abstract

Craniofacial surgery requires skillful and experienced surgeons. Due to the vicinity to vital parts and the great impact of bone repositionings at the complex anatomic structures of the skull, the interventions have to be conducted with high precision. Therefore, we have developed two systems: KasOp, an operation planning system on the basis of 3D-patient-models and RobaCKa, a surgical robot system. After several tests using dummies and animal experiments, which prove the overall system to be safe and accurate, a first test has been conducted on a human test subject.