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VisAR augmented reality guidance system achieves promising results in spine surgery study

The VisAR augmented reality surgical guidance system (Novarad) is a highly accurate, emerging technology for navigating both open and minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS)...

3D augmented reality surgical navigation system achieves FDA approval for precision spine surgery

VisAR, an augmented reality surgical navigation system from healthcare technology company Novarad, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) approval for precision...

Robot-assisted and augmented reality-assisted thoracolumbar instrumentation “advantageous for both patients and surgeons”

Robot-assisted and augmented reality-assisted thoracolumbar instrumentation is advantageous for both patients and surgeons but, as the technology progresses and indications expand, it remains essential...

Augmented reality technology has a “bright future” in spine surgery

Alexander Satin, a spine surgeon at the Texas Back Institute (Frisco, USA), speaks to Spinal News International about the reasons why he uses augmented...

Philips expands global presence of augmented reality spine navigation solution

Philips has announced that the first patients have been successfully treated using its 3D augmented reality (AR) spine navigation solution, ClarifEye, at Sant Joan...

UC San Diego Health ‘first in region’ to utilise augmented reality in spine surgery

Spine surgeons at UC San Diego Health (San Diego, USA) have begun using augmented reality (AR) headsets that give them 'X-ray vision' during procedures...

Philips announces ClarifEye augmented reality surgical navigation for minimally-invasive spine procedures

Royal Philips has introduced ClarifEye augmented reality (AR) surgical navigation, a solution to advance minimally-invasive spine procedures in the hybrid operating room. Philips claims in...
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Johns Hopkins surgeons perform spinal fusion using xvision augmented reality guidance

Augmedics has announced that its xvision Spine System (XVS), augmented reality guidance system has been successfully used for the first time in a spinal...
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Study suggests augmented reality could be widely applied in spinal surgery

Microscope-based augmented reality (AR) can be applied successfully to various kinds of spinal procedures, and improves anatomical orientation during surgery, as well as offering...
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FDA approves xvision augmented reality spine surgery system

Augmedics has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its xvision Spine system (XVS), an augmented reality...
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Wearable devices utilising augmented reality will “disrupt the surgical landscape”

With the introduction of new wearables designed for intraoperative use, such as the Hololens (Microsoft) head-up display, there has been considerable interest in bringing...

Augmented reality surgical navigation technology enables high accuracy pedicle screw placement

A recent study reports that new technology utilising augmented reality surgical navigation can be clinically used to place pedicle screws, enabling both high accuracy...

Precision insertion of sacroiliac screws using an augmented reality-based navigation system is feasible and...

  An experienced orthopaedic surgeon was able to successfully and accurately place percutaneous sacroiliac screws into a number of cadavers using a new augmented reality...

Precision insertion of sacroiliac screws using an augmented reality-based navigation system is feasible and...

An experienced orthopaedic surgeon was able to successfully and accurately place percutaneous sacroiliac screws into a number of cadavers using a new augmented reality (AR) navigation system.

World-first Microsoft HoloLens augmented-reality discectomy takes place in USA

Novarad’s OpenSight augmented reality system has been used in what the company believes may be the first surgical use of Microsoft’s HoloLens. An automated...

First clinical cases performed using Philips’ augmented-reality surgical navigation system

Philips' new augmented reality system has been used in clinical practice for the first time at the Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden. “This new technology allows...

First clinical use of Philips’ augmented-reality surgical navigation system takes place

The first clinical cases using a new surgical navigation system have been successfully treated at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden. The technology uses high-resolution optical...

Philips announces new augmented-reality surgical navigation system

Philips has announced the development of an augmented-reality surgical navigation technology, designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. The technology uses...

Augmedics celebrates completion of 2,000th xvision case

Augmedics has announced the milestone achievement of 2,000 commercial cases completed utilising its xvision spine system. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared xvision system...

Spinal News International’s top 10 most popular stories of June 2022

Our top story in June came from a modified Delphi study presented at the Global Spine Congress 2022 (1–4 June; Las Vegas, USA) which...

Debate: Should robotics technology be more widely adopted in spine surgery?

The use of robotics in the field of spine surgery is a much discussed and controversial topic, with numerous physicians arguing both for and...

First successful surgical procedure performed using HOLO Portal surgical guidance system

Surgalign has announced that its HOLO Portal surgical guidance system has officially entered clinical use, with the first procedure performed at Indiana Spine Hospital...

Spinal News International’s top 10 most popular stories of March 2022

Positive interim data that highlighted the safety and efficacy of DiscGenics’ cell therapy for degenerative disc disease was the most-read story on Spinal News...

Augmedics adds former DePuy Synthes president to board of directors

Augmented reality (AR) surgical navigation firm, Augmedics, recently announced the appointment of Nadav Tomer as an independent director to the company’s board of directors. Tomer...

Neo Medical closes US$20.6M financing round

Neo Medical has announced the closure of a US$20.6M financing round, the proceeds of which will be used to support the accelerated commercial deployment, with...

Surgalign receives FDA clearance for AI-driven HOLO Portal system for spine surgery

Surgalign Holdings has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its HOLO Portal surgical guidance system for...

Spinal News International’s top 10 most popular stories of December 2021

A whole host of research, on topics ranging from sciatica surgery and spinal cord stimulation to vertebral augmentation and laminectomy plus instrumented fusion, dominated...
Life Spine receives approval from FDA

Life Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for ProLift micro expandable spacer system

Life Spine has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the ProLift micro Expandable Spacer System. ProLift micro is designed...

Spinal surgeons can share international expertise livestreaming from the procedure room

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, Daniel Sciubba (New York, USA), discusses how the ‘new normal’ of virtual communication has transformed medical...

Neo Medical lands FDA approval and CE certification for Pedicle Screw System

Neo Medical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the use of its Pedicle Screw System in late stage tumour...

IMAST 2020 reaches a digital audience

With the 2020 edition of the Annual Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST 2020; July 6–December 31) being the meeting’s first ever digital-only event,...

How will technology shape spinal surgery during the next decade?

The last decade proved to be a turning point in the use of advanced technologies in spinal surgery, with developments in areas such as...

Taking NASS to the global stage

Outgoing North American Spine Society (NASS) president Jeffrey Wang (Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA) talks to Spinal News International about the organisation’s...
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NASS 2019: Brainlab introduces mobile intraoperative imaging robot

Brainlab has unveiled Loop-X, the first mobile intraoperative imaging robot, at NASS 2019 (34th Annual North American Spine Society Meeting; 25–28 September, Chicago, USA)....

HoloSurgical announces first surgical procedure utilising ARAI system

A successful first-in-human surgical procedure utilising ARAI, an augmented reality and artificial intelligence based surgical navigation system (HoloSurgical) has been carried out. The ARAI is...
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Spinal News International Issue 49 – November 2018

Highlights: Costs curbing the rise of robotics in spinal surgery Augmented reality surgical navigation technology enables high accuracy pedicle screw placement Eurospine audience sceptical...

NSpine publishes preliminary programme

The preliminary programme for NSpine (12-15 June; London, UK) has been published online. The programme features sessions from BioSpine, the European Journal of Spine and...

ISASS 2021: President Frank Phillips gives his take on the in-person meeting and the...

Frank Phillips (Chicago, USA) reflects on his experience as president of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), which held its...

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