Spinal Fusion Technology
Neurosurgeons use the advanced 3D planning software before surgery to create a unique surgical blueprint, which is the ideal surgery for each patient’s condition.
During surgery, the neurosurgeon does the actual work but the neurosurgeon’s tools are guided, according to the surgical blueprint, to place the implants safely and with the highest level of accuracy in the exact preplanned locations.
In fact, the robotics technology has been clinically validated to ensure 1.5mm accuracy for increased patient safety compared to freehand spine surgery. And since there is no need for additional X-rays during surgery, with Renaissance™ there is less exposure to radiation than with other surgical treatments.
- A patient will have CT images taken of his or her spine in preparation for the procedure.
- The neurosurgeon will use the advanced 3D planning software with the patient’s CT images to create a unique surgical blueprint, which is the ideal surgery for that patient’s condition. This also provides increased safety and precision since it allows the neurosurgeon to plan ahead, before entering the operating room.
The day of surgery
In the operating room, two fluoroscopy (low-dose X-ray) images will be taken of the patient’s spine, from the back and from the side.
These images are merged together with the previous CT images by the technology’s advanced 3D planning software, creating a unique 3D surgical blueprint to guide the neurosurgeon according to the personalized preoperative surgical blueprint.
The neurosurgeon will then dispatch the guidance system in succession to each anatomical site planned on the preoperative surgical blueprint, working on each one to complete the operation with the greatest accuracy and safety.