Remote orthopedic surgery is coming.
You have heard about remote surgery support, now let’s talk about remote surgery. New possibilities are coming for orthopedic surgery.
The advent of 5G enables zero latency across the world, so a remote surgeon can perform an operation on a remote patient. Certainly, the technology is well ahead of the legal, ethical and regulatory fields.
What orthopedic cases will be the first remote surgeries?
Will the first remote procedures be routine joint replacements done abroad at lower cost?
Will the first remote procedures be complex cases where the surgical experience is in another country?
Will the first remote procedures be purchased by wealthy people in 3rd world locations?