Nuvasive to release VR training for lateral single-position spinal surgery


Nuvasive has announced the release of a virtual reality (VR) training module for the NuVasive X360 system to complement its Clinical Professional Development (CPD) programme.

In collaboration with PrecisionOS, developers of a medical-grade VR learning platform, the NuVasive X360 VR training module integrates the Company’s comprehensive lateral approach to single-position spine surgery, which includes XLIF, XALIF, and XFixation, into a virtual simulation of the procedural workflow. This provides surgeons, academic institutions, and sales representatives remote access to a hands-on learning experience with NuVasive’s less invasive, more advanced surgical techniques.

Offered in 20 languages, the platform supports the company’s continued globalisation efforts as the leader in single-position spine surgery, Nuvasive said in a press release. In addition, the platform provides data insights to improve how surgeons best learn and help Nuvasive refine its surgical approaches.

“Our collaboration with PrecisionOS reiterates our long-standing commitment to surgeon training and education to help further the adoption of less invasive surgical procedures like X360,” said Massimo Calafiore, chief commercial officer at Nuvasive. “The integration of VR learning with our market-leading CPD and sales training programs enhance how we train our surgeon partners and sales teams as we work together to transform surgery, advance care, and change patient lives.”

PrecisionOS is the only independently validated VR simulation provider on the orthopaedic surgery market. Multiple level 1 publications demonstrate that the PrecisionOS technology can differentiate between expert and novice users, as well as accelerate learning by 400‒600%.

“We are extremely proud to support a spine industry leader like Nuvasive, uniting their best-in-class clinical education and training programmes and the PrecisionOS specialised VR technology built for the operating room,” said Danny Goel, PrecisionOS founder, CEO, and orthopaedic surgeon. “This first-of-its-kind module for single-position spine surgery provides an advanced and immersive experience for learners, offering the opportunity to garner precision and detail to safely utilise this surgical approach and improve patient outcomes.”


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