Healthy Living: Robotic Spine Surgery
In spinal fusions, screws are placed into bones to create an internal cast so that regrowth can occur.
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.