If you are considering spine surgery, know that there’s never been a better time to undergo this procedure. That’s because surgical imaging and navigation technologies enable your surgeon with accuracy and enhanced visualization both before and during surgery.
Using intraoperative scans and a technology similar to GPS, the image guidance system allows surgeons to visualize the patient’s anatomy in 3D and the placement of surgical instrumentation throughout the procedure.
The robotic guidance system edition platform combines specialized computer software and instruments to plan where and how they will operate on your spine. Then an automated robotic “arm” holds key surgical instrumentation in place for the surgeon as the system helps your surgeon visualize your anatomy in real time. The robotic guidance helps your surgeon execute their plan and perform the surgery with precision.
Surgery with imaging system and navigation technology may enable your surgeon to:
These sophisticated tools are not yet available in every hospital specializing in spinal surgeries. However, Medtronic is working toward that goal. Ask your surgeon about 3D image guided surgery.
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