Leading Spine Surgeons in the U.S. Complete the 1st Procedures Utilizing Midas Rex Drills and Navigated Disc Prep and Interbodies with the Mazor Robotic Guidance System

February 16, 2021

Leading spine surgeons across the U.S. have successfully performed minimally invasive spinal procedures utilizing the newly cleared navigated disc prep, interbodies and Midas Rex high-speed drills with the Mazor Robotic Guidance System.

Medtronic notes these recent surgeries mark the next step in the transformation of spine surgery as a result of the increased precision and minimally invasive technique.

These cases demonstrated the improved disc-prep access and interbody navigation, precise drilling, and predictable planning that surgeons expect from the Mazor Robotic Guidance System.

  • Dr. Gregory Poulter of OrthoIndy: Performed his first case on a 50-year-old male, a general manager at a construction company who presented with a pinched nerve in his lower back and severe leg pain. Dr. Poulter was able to conduct an OLIF360sm Single Position Surgery and discharge the patient the following day.
  • Dr. Sharad Rajpal of Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates: Conducted his first surgery at Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital using the integrated technology on an 83-year-old male, retired atmospheric physicist suffering from back and severe progressive leg pain and weakness that prevented him from walking. Dr. Rajpal performed an L2/3 decompression fusion and TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion) on the patient, who has been discharged from the hospital and is home recovering with minimal pain and improved functionally.
  • Dr. Eiman Shafa of Twin Cities Spine Center: Completed his first minimally invasive TLIF with bilateral instrumentation using expandable interbody technology on a 36-year-old male, boiler operator/maintenance technician with back and severe left lower extremity pain and progressive weakness. The patient was observed overnight and discharged the morning after his surgery. The morning post-surgery, the patient’s radicular leg pain and motor examination had returned to normal.

“Robotic assistance has fundamentally changed how we as spinal surgeons operate,” said Dr. Poulter. “I believe in the benefits of robotics such that I would strongly recommend it to all of my friends or family if they are in need of a lumbar spine procedure, as I see this as potentially life-changing.”

Despite elective surgery shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many spinal procedures have continued, deemed essential due to the severity of the patient’s disability.

“I believe this technology allows surgeons to perform their spinal procedures even better through more concise planning and execution in the operating room,” said Dr. Rajpal. “One additional advantage is the versatility of the system. Surgeons can easily integrate the Mazor Robotic Guidance System into their current workflows – whether it’s using a pre-operative planning CT with intraoperative fluoroscopy or using an O-arm™ for scanning and planning altogether in the operating room. The newest software update and instrumentation sets have also significantly improved the workflow, providing a more intuitive interface for surgeons during the planning phase, to more streamlined steps when executing the surgical plan.”

“We want to congratulate each of these surgeons – and their patients – on successful procedures and recoveries,” said Linnea Burman, vice president and general manager, Enabling Technologies: Cranial & Spinal Technologies, which is reported as part of the Restorative Therapies Group at Medtronic. “We continuously strive to improve the robotic surgery field, and hearing about these great success stories and how these patients’ lives have been affected gives our team more motivation to achieve the next level of advancement.”

 

SourceMedtronic
Medical Device News Magazinehttps://infomeddnews.com
Medical Device News Magazine provides our readership with breaking medical device / biotechnology news. Our subscribers include medical specialists, device industry executives, investors, and other allied health professionals, as well as patients who are interested in researching various medical devices. We hope you find value in our easy-to-read publication and its overall objectives! Medical Device News Magazine is a division of PTM Healthcare Marketing, Inc. Pauline T. Mayer is the managing editor.

More News!

“It’s exciting to be one of the first two hospitals in Europe to use Stryker’s Mixed Reality Guidance System,” said Professor Berhouet. “I am also pleased to be leading a pilot study to investigate the safety and effectiveness of this new technology, alongside three other centres in France.”
The KnowU incorporates the sensor that the Company plans to submit to the FDA for clearance. This proprietary sensor has been tested and proven stable and accurate in the lab setting. It was included in the Company’s prototype to validate stability outside of the lab, and is now miniaturized and wearable.
The ArthroFree system is the first FDA-cleared wireless camera for arthroscopy and general endoscopy, both areas of minimally invasive surgery. The system is designed to help surgeons work with aximum dexterity and focus.
The project, which was led by the University of Southern California, included large increases in representation among men of African, Hispanic and Asian ancestries, that were contributed in part by an ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and DOE reports Argonne.
This innovative software turns smartphones into medical-grade stethoscopes, allowing people to capture, analyze, and share critical heart health data with medical personnel from the comfort of any location notes Sparrow BioAcoustics.

By using this website you agree to accept Medical Device News Magazine Privacy Policy