Winning Technology: ROSA® Spine
Category: Minimally Invasive Spine Care
Inventors: Pierre Maillet, Bertin Nahum, Fernand Badano, Patrick Dehour
(L to R): Breana Sullivan, Perry Twyford, Bertin Nahum (CEO of Medtech), Scott Wherry, Teresa Prego, Austin Mueller, Craig Walters and Doug Krotin
The ROSA® Spine robotic surgery system is designed to increase the safety and reliability of minimally invasive spine procedures. The robot allows physicians to precisely execute minimally invasive surgeries according to highly accurate planning based on intraoperative images. With its six degrees of freedom replicating the movements of a human arm, the robotic arm can easily reach the targeted areas. In addition, the device’s dynamic guidance system tracks the patient’s movement in real time allowing the surgeon to adjust intraoperatively and maintain planned trajectories.
Pathologies treated with ROSA® Spine include degenerative spine disease, tumors, deformity and trauma.
ROSA® Spine provides patients with greater access to minimally invasive surgical procedures on the spine. Worldwide, approximately 3 million procedures with which ROSA® Spine could potentially assist are performed each year. Combined with an intra-operative imaging system, ROSA® positions the instruments according to the pre-defined planning. Its advanced planning, navigation and dynamic guidance functionalities make it easier to perform minimally invasive spine surgery. The minimally invasive nature of the surgeries has the potential to shorten patients’ recovery periods.
Read the full article here: https://ryortho.com/2016/11/the-ten-best-new-spine-technologies-for-2016/