Robotic Assisted Vertebral Body Augmentation - a Radiation Reduction Tool
Modern orthopedic and spine surgeons strive towards minimizing surgical exposure and towards increased precision in the placement of implants. This trend requires an increased use of fluoroscopic guidance, which leads to increased exposure of the patient, surgeon and the operating room staff to radiation.
Robotic assisted spine surgery is routinely performed in the authors' institution for a variety of indications such as degenerative conditions, trauma, tumors , infections and deformity correction11. The objective of this study is to compare the radiation exposure time during robotic guided vertebral body augmentation to the published results for similar surgeries.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- amount of radiation [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]amount of radiation is calculated from the DLP (Dose Length Product)
Procedure: robotic assisted surgery
Robotic guidance: SpineAssist™ (Mazor Surgical Technologies, Caesarea, Israel), is a bone-mounted miniature robot. It is a semi-active system offering surgical tool guidance while leaving performance of the actual surgical operation, such as the drilling, in the surgeon's hands.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01269359
|Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD||00 972 2 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hadassah Medical Organizaton||Not yet recruiting|
|Jerusalem, Israel, 91120|
|Contact: Yair Barzilay email@example.com|