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IMAST 2019: Debating the benefits and risks of spinal navigation

Bernhard Meyer (Munich, Germany) and Henry Halm (Neustadt, Germany) discuss spinal navigation—specifically any increased risk in radiation exposure and if that risk is offset...

IMAST 2019: Navigation and robotics “playing an increasing role in spinal...

President of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Peter Newton (San Diego, USA), speaks to BLearning at IMAST 2019 (17 –20 July, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) about this year’s annual meeting,...

BASS 2019: Computer navigation for pedicle screw placements is “a justifiable...

Robert Lee (London, UK) tells Spinal News International why he prefers using computer navigation to free-hand technique in pedicle screw placement procedures. Lee explains...

HoloSurgical announces first surgical procedure utilising ARAI system

A successful first-in-human surgical procedure utilising ARAI, an augmented reality and artificial intelligence based surgical navigation system (HoloSurgical) has been carried out. The ARAI is...

Increased radiation but “no benefits” in pedicle screw accuracy with navigation

A recent study found no improvements in pedicle screw accuracy but increased radiation using intraoperative computed tomography (CT)-based navigation compared to a freehand technique...

Auto-registration more clinically accurate than point-to-point registration in navigation assisted spinal...

Auto-registration is better than point-to-point registration with respect to clinical accuracy when using the same active infrared navigation system during spinal surgery. This is...

US FDA clears Globus Medical’s Excelsius GPS robotic system

The Excelsius GPS robotic guidance and navigation system from Globus Medical has been 510(k) cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The robotic...

Medtronic revises indications for use of Navlock trackers following patient deaths

Medtronic has updated the indications for use and the warning statements for its Navlock trackers, following two patient deaths. The trackers—which are part of...

Medtronic launches most advanced StealthStation for neurosurgery

Medtronic has launched its new StealthStation technology at the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual conference in Los Angeles, USA. The new S8...

First clinical cases performed using Philips’ augmented-reality surgical navigation system

Philips' new augmented reality system has been used in clinical practice for the first time at the Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden. “This new technology allows...

First clinical use of Philips’ augmented-reality surgical navigation system takes place

The first clinical cases using a new surgical navigation system have been successfully treated at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden. The technology uses high-resolution optical...

Philips announces new augmented-reality surgical navigation system

Philips has announced the development of an augmented-reality surgical navigation technology, designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. The technology uses...

Globus Medical recieves CE mark for Excelsius GPS

Globus Medical a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, has announced that the Excelsius GPS, a system providing robotic trajectory guidance and navigation, has received CE...

Second FDA clearance for patient-specific 3D printed Firefly pedicle screw navigation...

Mighty Oak Medical has received a second FDA clearance for its patient-specific, 3D-printed Firefly pedicle screw navigation, extending compatibility to essentially all currently cleared...