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Spinal deformity correction software was developed by surgical product company Mazor Robotics. This new technology helps surgeons plan pre-operatively for corrections to spinal deformities and alignment issues. Utilizing the company’s guidance platform for spine surgery, surgeons now have even more help. This technology also helps surgeons visualize the pre-operative plans via a 3-dimensional visual. With this 3D model, they can see even more details before surgery is even begun.
A physician can successfully diagnose spinal problems involving disease and injuries a number of ways including, but not limited to:
– genetic testing to determine hereditary history within a family
– visual inspection of the injured area in question
– sensory tests to determine functioning and non-functioning areas
– CT scans via X-ray technology
– MRI tests to diagnose spinal cord regions
Spinal instrumentation was originally developed for the treatment of scoliosis. The instrumentation was devised as a temporary reduction system and an adjunct to spinal fusion. Shortly after introduction of the Harrington rod for scoliosis, its use was expanded to include spinal trauma. Since that time, the indications for spinal instrumentation have broadened, and it now serves as an adjunct to the treatment of not only scoliosis and spinal trauma, but also degenerative conditions, tumors, and salvage spine surgery.¹
¹Garfin MD, Steven. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update : Spine. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997.