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SPINAL SURGICAL ROBOTICS TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES

SPINAL FUSION PROCEDURES WITH ROBOTIC GUIDANCE TECHNOLOGY

If you are diagnosed with broken vertebra, a spinal deformity, spinal weakness, spinal instability, or chronic low back pain, your physician may recommend a spinal fusion procedure. Spinal fusion is the process of fusing two or more vertebrae together, immobilizing them to prevent nerve irritation and instability.

Surgeons use a bone graft — extra bone tissue, either from the patient (autograft) or a donor (allograft) — in conjunction with the body’s natural bone growth (osteoblastic) processes so that spinal fusion can occur. Surgeons often use implanted plates, screws, or rods to hold the vertebrae and graft to promote healing. Once this bone graft heals, the vertebrae are permanently fused. Spinal robotics technology enables surgeons to perform even more precise spinal fusion procedures.

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MAZOR X STEALTH™ EDITION ROBOTIC GUIDANCE SYSTEM

Medtronic Mazor X robotic guidance system

Your spine anatomy is what enables your posture, alignment, and movement. Our surgeons use technologies like robotic guidance to visualize and perform corrections that are created for the nuances of your individual anatomy.

Our surgeons strive to provide you with the best surgical care. The Mazor X Stealth Edition Platform is technology that assists with precision and predictability in surgical procedures. With the combination of a computer and specialized software and instruments, our surgeons use this system 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.

The Mazor X Stealth Edition surgical robotic guidance system:

  1. Helps your surgeon with procedure planning by providing 3D images on your anatomy
  2. Provides enhanced surgical predictability with robotic guidance
  3. Enables your surgeon to customize the approach to match your specific needs
  4. Allows for real time visualization of your anatomy

RISKS OF SPINE SURGERY WITH ROBOTIC GUIDANCE AND MORE INFORMATION

It is important that you discuss the potential risks, complications, and benefits of the robotic guidance surgery with your doctor prior to receiving treatment, and that you rely on your physician's judgment. Only your doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.

Primary risks include infection, device components breaking during use, use by unqualified personnel and inflammatory reaction to the instruments.

Indications for Use

The Mazor X™ System is indicated for precise positioning of surgical instruments or spinal implants during general spinal and brain surgery. It may be used in either open or minimally invasive or percutaneous procedures. Mazor X 3D imaging capabilities provide a processing and conversion of 2D fluoroscopic projections from standard C-Arms into a volumetric 3D image. It is intended to be used whenever the clinician and/or patient benefits from generated 3D imaging of high contrast objects. The Mazor X navigation tracks the position of instruments in relation to the surgical anatomy and identifies this position on diagnostic or intraoperative images of a patient.

Contraindications

Do not use the Mazor X System with any patient who has been diagnosed or is suspected of having Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD).

Caution: Federal Law (USA) restricts these devices for sale by or on the order of a physician.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.