Healthy Living: Robotic Spine Surgery

In spinal fusions, screws are placed into bones to create an internal cast so that regrowth can occur.

There are risks including neurological damage, such as paralysis and injury to the spinal column. 

But a new system is making surgeries faster, safer, and better!

Courtney Hunter explains in Healthy Living.

The Mazor X system works by matching a CT scan of the spine with an x-ray, so surgeons can plan placement of the screws on the CT scan ahead of time.

Dr. Dewald says the technology is great for both minimally invasive and more involved surgeries, such as spinal deformity.

He is the first in his practice and among the first in the Midwest to use the system.

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