According to a press release from Mazor Robotics, Ronald Lehman has become the first person in New York City, USA, to perform a PROlat procedure using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System.
Lehman used the technology to assist in a lateral procedure and—the release claims—found savings in both operating room time and use of fluoroscopy.
The PROlat solution is designed to allow for improved efficiency of lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) with the planning and guidance of Renaissance. For non-staged LLIFs, pedicle screws may be placed in a lateral decubitus position following interbody fusion. By eliminating the need to flip the patient into prone position, this can save time in the operating room and streamline the procedure.
Lehman, an orthopaedic surgeon, says, “Technology has never been able to save me time in the operating room, but during my first case with PROlat, we saved over an hour of time without having to flip the patient. It was a seamless and easy integration.”
Lehman also documented that only seven seconds of fluoroscopy were used during the procedure.