The future of spinal surgery has arrived with the development of robotic spine surgery. This advanced, minimally invasive surgical approach involves computer-assisted technology in full control of the spine surgeon.
How does robotic spine surgery work?
The use of advanced technology in spine surgery starts with 3D imaging of the area to be treated. The technology works by outlining the ideal pathway for the placement of screws or implants when necessary. In the surgery itself, the robotic arms enhance the surgeon’s skills. The computer mapping of the individual’s unique anatomy allows the rigid robotic arm to be guided through the mapped pathway, with the surgeon viewing the area in real-time on a monitor. This approach requires much shorter incisions and minimal damage and trauma to surrounding tissue.