On-demand webinar

Augmented visualization in spine surgery – first experiences

Webinar recorded during ZEISS Spine Week 2021

DEC 03, 2021 · 21 min watch
Roger Haertl
Author

Roger Haertl, MD

Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director of Spinal Surgery, Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA

Abstract

Augmented visualization in spine surgery – first experiences

Augmented reality is the next step in the integration of stereotactic navigation into spinal surgery. There are many potentially beneficial applications of augmented reality in spinal surgery. We will discuss here the use of augmented reality to improve the workflow and accuracy of spinal tumor surgery. We have also successfully integrated it for the use of Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) surgery to streamline workflow and as a tool to teach and train surgeons.  As we become more comfortable using stereotactic navigation, augmented reality will increasingly become essential in performing spine surgery less invasively and with high accuracy.

  • The doctor shown in this video has a contractual or other financial relationship with Carl Zeiss Meditec AG and has received financial support.

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