Medacta International recently announced its MySpine Midline Cortical (MC) platform has been recognised as this year’s “Best Healthcare Navigation / Robotics Solution” by MedTech Breakthrough. MySpine MC is the Medacta’s patient-matched, 3D printed solution in the midline cortical approach, tailored to the patient’s anatomy to allow for greater accuracy in pedicle screw positioning through preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance tools.
“We are honored to have MySpine MC recognised by MedTech Breakthrough as one of this year’s most innovative medical technologies,” said Francesco Siccardi, CEO of Medacta International. “MySpine MC combines Medacta’s expertise in 3D planning tools with its industry-leading patient-matched guides to create a seamless, start-to-finish platform perfect for orthopaedic surgeons looking to enter the personalised spine surgery space in the outpatient or inpatient setting.”
MySpine MC was selected from more than 3,500 nominations MedTech Breakthrough received this year across its range of categories. The awards are focused on bringing public recognition to innovations disrupting the international health and medical industry.
According to a press release, surgeons utilising the MySpine platform benefit from access to a user-friendly navigation system that provides guidance and tools for every stage of the personalised spinal surgery process. This includes a preoperative planning web portal with a detailed 3D model of the patient, developed by Medacta’s engineering team via a low-dose CT scan that limits radiation exposure. The anatomical insights identified foster a deep understanding of each patient case and create an opportunity for complete personalisation, utilising both surgeon preference and detailed patient modelling to plan implant sizing and trajectory. Based on this model, the MySpine system develops 3D-printed, patient-specific guides that increase accuracy in screw positioning, creating the ideal surgical approach and a more minimally invasive procedure.
“I’m seamlessly involved in the preoperative planning process when using the MySpine MC platform and its suite of technological tools,” said Nima Salari, partner at Desert Institute for Spine Care (Phoenix, USA). “The 3D planning tools mitigate surprises in surgery and allow me to be more confident going into the operating room, even with difficult approaches. This, alongside the patient-specific, 3D-printed guides, enables me to customise surgeries and accentuate my expertise as a personalised spinal surgeon to patients looking for a procedure completely catered to their specific anatomy.”