The Daily

June 8, 2018

Advances in spinal surgery

“With the advent of better 3D virtual imaging with computer-assisted surgery, I think you will see more surgeries done for complex spine trauma that are more accurate, less invasive and of superior quality. One significant advantage in computer-assisted surgery will be the ability to confirm that the purposed surgery was done prior to leaving the operating room. This could save patients further surgery in the sub-acute period. In addition, the rapid interest in research and development in the area of intraoperative robotics should have a profound effect. This technology exists, but I believe that we will only improve workflow, safety, and efficiency to the point that most major centers will use this technology on a daily basis.”