TITLE

Computer-assisted spine surgery

AUTHOR(S)
Schlenzka, D.; Laine, T.; Lund, T.
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
European Spine Journal;Feb2000 Supplement 1, Vol. 9, pS057
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Computer assistance has been shown to improve significantly the accuracy and safety of pedicle screw insertion under clinical conditions. The technique of image-guided navigation is described in this article, based on the authors’ clinical experience of over 4 years. The value of navigation systems for preoperative planning is discussed. Clinical results of the application of this new method in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine as well as the iliosacral joints are presented by means of the authors’ own studies and reports from the literature. Pros and cons of computer guidance are discussed. The authors predict computer navigation will be used in percutaneous and minimally invasive procedures in the near future.
ACCESSION #
16127935

 

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