Spine Archive: Vertebrae

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How is Robotic Spine Surgery Related to the Brain?

Neurosurgeons use the same technology pioneered in robotic spine surgery. Learn more about robotic spine surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Neurosurgeons now use a visualization technology that is being used in robotic surgery operating rooms worldwide. This system includes a moving arm that has a digital camera mounted at the end. It also contains a high-powered microscope. Surgeons create a small incision (Much like in robotic spine cases). The image is projected onto a large screen and allows the surgeon to monitor the procedure. It also allows the surgeon to see greater details. This hands-free visualization technology is a large benefit for the surgeon and doesn’t require excessive physical movement.

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Neurosurgeons Utilize Technology Used in Robotic Spine Surgery

Neurosurgeons are now using the same technology pioneered in robotic spine surgery. Learn more about robotic spine surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

An Oregon hospital is now utilizing the same technology found to be extremely successful in robotic spine surgical cases. Thanks to advanced robotic imaging and navigation, brain surgeons are using this technology to gain ultra-precise brain tumor removal – the same technique used in minimally invasive spine surgeries. By combining pre-op imaging with surgical planning and robotic visualization, neurosurgeons can see detailed brain imaging. Prior to imaging, doctors could not see with the same detail they can today.

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Asymmetrical Pedicles

Pedicles provide symmetry to the spine necessary for a healthy body. Learn more about Pedicles in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

A pedicle is a stub of bone connecting the lamina (thin section of a vertebra to the main body piece. In each vertebra there are two pedicles, one on either side when viewing the spinal column from above. Together, the pedicles provide support and protection to the spinal cord. When these pedicles are asymmetrical, support of the spine is compromised and negative spinal developments can arise.

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What is a Hypoplasia?

Hypoplasia can greatly effect the spine and surrounding area. Learn more about Hypoplasia in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

When the spine is underdeveloped or has incomplete development it is called hyperplastic. Hypoplasia often effect the lumbar area of the spine and is most commonly associated with spinal strain, trauma and incorrect posture. The opposite to hyperplasia is hypoplasia in which the spine enlarges.

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Robotic Spine Surgery: Vertebral Bodies

The identification of vertebrae in robotic spine surgery is critical. Learn more about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

It’s no shock that identifying vertebral elements in surgery relates directly to the success of each Robotic spine surgery procedure. With the help of Mazor’s RenaissanceĀ® pre-operation planning software, surgeons can digitally identify each vertebral body automatically. This software removes any guesswork that may come into play in traditional surgical procedures. Identification of these bodies helps the surgeon visually plan out the final procedure and acts as a digital “map” of the patient’s spine.