Pre-Op Planning Software Helps Correct Spinal Deformity
By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 27 Apr 2017
Image: The Mazor X surgical guidance system (Photo courtesy of Mazor Robotics).
New software helps surgeons plan spinal deformity corrections and spinal alignment for procedures using a robotic-assisted guidance platform.
The Mazor Robotics X Align module allows surgeons to produce a three-dimensional (3D) spinal alignment plan for each individual patient for subsequent use with the Mazor X Surgical Assurance Platform. The 3D plan simulates the entire spine, allowing for pre-operative estimation of the impact of a planned surgical correction on the patient’s posture post-operatively, taking into consideration segmental range-of-motion and final alignment parameters.
The module uses a combination of biomechanical logic and virtual surgical tools using computerized alignment calculations in order to streamline the process of creating a holistic alignment plan for each patient. Other components of the Mazor X Surgical Assurance Platform include intra-operative guidance, based on precision mechanics, a bed-attached, bone-mounted surgical arm to guide surgical tools and synergistic implants, and real-time 3D verification to confirm execution and reconciliation of the surgical plan.
“Mazor X Align is the product of Mazor’s development program and represents our innovative pipeline and visionary team experience,” said Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor. “We are dedicated to pushing the envelope, bringing to the market advanced products and applications in order to benefit an increasing number of patients suffering from difficult conditions, and supporting the medical professionals serving them.”
Mazor entered into two strategic agreements with Medtronic in May 2016. The first agreement is a two-stage, multi-faceted, commercial agreement for co-promotion, co-development, and potential global distribution of certain Mazor products. Following the unveiling of the system, Medtronic ordered 15 Mazor X systems for USD 20 million. The second agreement is for an equity investment by Medtronic in Mazor.