The 10,000th spinal surgery in which Mazor Robotics’ guidance system (either Renaissance or the earlier Spine Assist) was used has been completed. The Renaissance Guidance System was launched in mid-2012 and is being used by orthopaedic and neurosurgeons to perform a range of spine and brain surgeries.
Mazor says that the Renaissance improves execution and results in a variety of spine procedures, including minimally-invasive and percutaneous degenerative repair, vertebrae stabilisation and fixation for complex spinal deformity, as well as vertebral augmentation. To date, Renaissance has been used in over 1,000 complex spinal deformity correction procedures and thousands of minimally invasive procedures.
There is a growing body of clinical data on the Renaissance Guidance System with over 50 publications in major professional journals and podium presentations at major international meetings, demonstrating the superior performance over standard techniques. Demonstrating the flexibility of the system, the youngest patient to be operated on using Renaissance was five years old and the oldest patient was 92 years old.
The Renaissance gives surgeons the ability to create a pre-operative blueprint of the ideal surgery for each patient in a virtual 3D environment as well as providing them with a sophisticated guidance system, providing peace of mind that a surgeon can perform simple, or complex, procedures with predictable results and potentially through a much less invasive approach.
“As we approach 50 Renaissance Guidance Systems in the USA, our goal is to accelerate the adoption of the system, to make it the standard of care for spinal surgeons across the country,” said Ori Hadomi, chief executive officer of Mazor Robotics.
“I have been incorporating Mazor Robotics technology into my practice for over five years now,” said paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Dennis Devito of Children’s Orthopedics of Atlanta, USA. “I find it provides improved patient care through enhancement of the surgeon’s capabilities. As a surgeon that has many patients with severe spinal deformity, Renaissance allows me to visualise and plan my surgery so I can focus my attention on correcting my patients’ curve.”
Mazor anticipates its Renaissance Guidance System will be used in over three thousand spine and brain procedures in 2015.