Robotic navigated assistance may improve screw times in posterior spinal fusion
Orthopedics Today reports on HSS study results published in Journal of Spine Surgery by spine surgeon Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA, and colleagues, finding robotic navigated assistance may improve screw times in posterior spinal fusion.
To evaluate the surgeon learning curve, the study recorded registration, screw placement and positioning times among 65 consecutive adult patients who underwent robotic-navigated posterior spinal fusion by a single surgeon from June 2019 to July 2020.
Dr. Lebl explained, “These results help to lay a groundwork for other surgical teams to adopt robotic technologies into their practices and further prove that concept that with higher volume and surgeon experience, surgical techniques are improved and surgical times were lowered.”
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