Surgical navigation is key in ensuring accurate screw placement, which leads to reduced complications and increased surgical efficacy. In a study comparing the difference in accuracy of thoracic pedicle placement when using fluoroscopy vs CT-navigation, 21% of screws placed with fluoroscopy were malpositioned, compared to only 5% with the CT-navigation group.
In a systematic review, image guided navigation demonstrated the most consistently accurate placement rates.2
Image guide navigation accuracy rate2
Freehand technique accuracy rate2
2-D fluoroscopy accuracy rate2
While they offer the promise of accurate placement, today's surgical navigation solutions are expensive, laborious, and present a steep learning curve. Spinal surgeons don't need more complications: they need elegant, effective solutions.
Steep investment in upfront capital
Increases OR Time
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