These are the most prevalent spinal procedures for children. Learn more about Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.
Development in children, especially in the early stages can lead to complications within and around the spine. Scoliosis is one of the most common spinal deformities seen in children in which the natural curvature of the spine becomes severe. Other spinal conditions developing children can exhibit are:
Robert was struggling with daily mobility until robotic spine surgery saved the day(s). Learn more about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.
Local now-retired truck driver Robert Russo had back pain as a result of spinal stenosis. He tried everything from spine decompression to physical therapy. While these actions helped, Robert says the pain would come back. Dr. Leone explained the robotic spine surgical procedure to Robert. Via small incisions, Dr. Leone explains the nerve will be decompressed, move the bones to their proper location and install screws and rods. See Robert’s success story here:
See this doctor’s robotic spine surgery training in action with the Mazor system. Learn more about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.
This orthopaedic surgeon has at the forefront of robotic spine surgery from its inception. Doctors from all over come to learn about the Mazor Renaissance® Guidance system and its uses in robotic spine surgery cases. Watch here as he trains fellow colleagues on the system’s steps and watch the robot in action:
David was struggling with daily mobility until robotic spine surgery saved the day(s). Learn more about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.
David had a severe case of spinal stenosis in which his nerves were pinching together, causing heavy bouts of leg pain. He tried everything to remedy the daily pain. His golf swing was being heavily effected by his immobility in the lower spine. Two weeks after his surgery, David was back in the gym. Less than a year later and he is back to work and back doing the things he loves, like golfing. See David’s heartwarming story and learn about his procedure as explained by his doctor.
The future of robotics in spine surgery will look to improve upon the elements that already exist today: accuracy, planning, execution, and results. Consistent and accurate placement of screws will be key moving forward with this technology. Along with these elements, stronger visualization both before and during the procedure will be important as smaller and smaller operations are needed along key areas of the spine. With these improvements, positive results will continue to be on the incline as more accurate procedures will mean even smaller incisions, less physical interruption, and even better recoveries.
For over half a century, robots have been aiding human counterparts in the cinema and in the real world. From the early work of Leonardo Da Vinci to the technologically advanced robotics of today – we are in a renaissance of machines. Thanks to the latest efforts of Mazor Robotics, we truly are experiencing a renaissance with their Renaissance® system. With this system, visual constructs can be put in place ahead of the operating room. Navigation in and around the spine during surgery has always been a top priority to ensure the procedure is done correctly and accurately. Robotic spine surgery has made surgeons even more accurate; a testament to technology and human intervention joining together.
It is said that the first robotics inventions date back as far as the great Leonardo Da Vinci in the 1400s. This invention Leonardo came up was named “Leonardo’s Robot” in the late 1400s as a result of his tireless efforts to map the human body. Fast forward to the mid 19th century when robots were first being used to control robotic arms via cables. As the years progress, robotic technology became more widespread and started to gain momentum in the scientific and engineering communities. By the 1980s, the introduction of the computer had changed the landscape and the future of robotics. Today, robotics technology has gone to new heights thanks to Mazor Robotics – enabling such possibilities as robotic spine surgery.