First ROSA Spine robot procedure completed in France


Medtech has announced the first surgical intervention with the ROSA Spine robot since it received the CE mark.

The operation was performed by A Fichten and M Lefranc at the Neurosurgery Department of Amiens-Picardy University Hospital. The patient presented symptoms associated with a degenerative spine disorder and was treated by lumbar fusion with a posterior approach.

Assisted by the ROSA Spine robot, the surgical team implanted four pedicle screws with a minimally invasive technique, whilst reducing radiation exposure for the patient and health care staff present in the operating room. Medtech says that ROSA Spine aided the surgeons not only in the decisive stages of planning and instrument navigation but also in positioning the implants in the patient’s vertebrae.

Fichten and Lefranc said: “We are proud that this first spine procedure assisted by the ROSA Spine robot has been a success. This opens promising perspectives for the treatment of spine disorders.”

Bertin Nahum, chief executive officer and founder of Medtech commented: “After receiving the CE mark for ROSA Spine, this first procedure performed by the neurosurgery team at Amiens-Picardy University Hospital is a new major milestone passed with success. The operation demonstrates ROSA Spine’s capacity to respond to the challenges of minimally invasive spine surgery.”