Revolutionizing Spine Surgery

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Back pain is the 3rd most common cause  for work abstinence. If not treated in time, leads to chronicity.  Number of Spine surgeries is increasing day by day due to the modern life style. Many misconceptions are there in society about Spine Surgery, its safety and outcomes. Spine Surgery is done by a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon, trained in Spine Surgery. Spine surgery has been revolutionized with advance surgical navigation systems. Surgical Imaging and Navigation has reached a point where it is able to enhance visualization and accuracy, both before and during surgery.

What is Surgical Imaging and Navigation?

Using intra-operative scans and technology similar to GPS, the stealthStation, surgical guidance system allow surgeons to visualize the patient’s anatomy as well as the placement of surgical instruments throughout the procedure in 3D.

How does it help?

Before Surgery– Surgical planning software can help surgeon prepare for the procedure.

During Surgery- The intraoperative imaging provides a detailed view of the patient’s anatomy in real time.

What are the benefits of Surgical Imaging and Navigation?

The O- arm, a Product of Medtronic , Imaging and navigation technology enables surgeon to-

  • Accurately navigate through the delicate anatomy and avoid critical structures in the spine.
  • Perform a more minimally Invasive procedure
  • Preserve healthy anatomy during surgery
  • Help physician make better decision during surgery, resulting in a greater success rates in spinal surgeries.

So if you’re considering spine surgery. This is the right time to get it done.

Dr. Mahendra Gudhe
MBBS, MS (Ortho), FISS (MUHS)AO Spine Fellow (SSIRH, Ahmedabad)Associate Editor – International Journal of Recent Surgical and Medical SciencesAsst. Prof. Dept. of OrthopedicsJawaharlal Nehru Medical College,DMIMSU, Sawangi – Meghe,Wardha, MaharashtraIndia