Japan, the main country of origin of robots, surgeons recognized the potential danger of these devices for patients. The fact of the impossibility of complete cleaning robot from dirt, accumulated in the course of operations. The result is one of the interventions may cause infection of tissues.
In recent years, the growing popularity of robotic surgeons in modern medicine. The system can be installed not only in Japan. One of the robots was bought by the clinic in the United States. Doctors say they cannot guarantee the sterility of the apparatus. Some details simply cannot be sterilized. As a result, the risk of infection patient infection during the operation is significantly increased.
The researchers conducted a comparison of the contamination of conventional surgical instruments and the "limbs" of the robot-surgeon at different stages. After a three-level conventional cleaning tools became completely sterile. However, with technology it never happened.