Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery - USA (CAOS-USA) is a non-profit organization focusing on the development and validation of surgical navigation and robotics in orthopedic surgery.
Computer-assisted surgery tools allow orthopedic surgeons to quantify implant positioning and surgical gestures. The goal of these tools is to improve quality control in patient care by making surgery more precise, more patient-specific, and less invasive.
CAOS-USA hopes to provide a framework for the integration of computer assisted treatment loops that impact patient care. This loop includes patient diagnosis, planning, intraoperative execution, and postoperative evaluation. CAOS-USA will investigate the cost-effectiveness and barriers to implementation for CAOS technologies and will attempt to define standards for various CAOS procedures such that mulitcenter and cross-platform studies are enabled.
It will be regulated and governed by its members, with a n elected executive committee.