Medical Moment: Augmented reality improves spine surgery
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Spinal surgery is a delicate procedure, with surgeons sometimes needing to fasten medical hardware into the back.
In today’s Medical Moment, a newly designed augmented reality system allowing doctors to keep their focus front and center.
During some spinal procedures, precision is critical, just a few millimeters one way or the other could damage delicate nerves.
But now, as Martie Salt reports, an orthopedic surgeon has developed a first-of-its-kind system improving accuracy.
Advent-health’s internal review board approved the use of the I-Sight system, which Dr. Patel has used since May of 2020.
So far, he’s seen a 51 percent reduction in the time it takes to place surgical screws.
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