Artificial intelligence and machine learning: an introduction for orthopaedic surgeons.
- Human Motion, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Digital Methods
The application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to the field of orthopaedic surgery is rapidly increasing. While this represents an important step in the advancement of our specialty, the concept of AI is rich with statistical jargon and techniques unfamiliar to many clinicians. This knowledge gap may limit the impact and potential of these novel techniques. We aim to narrow this gap in a way that is accessible for all orthopaedic surgeons. With this manuscript, we introduce the concept of AI and machine learning and give examples of how it can impact clinical practice and patient care.Level of evidence VI.