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Benefits of the ZEISS KINEVO 900 in complex cervical and lumbar spine surgery

Webinar recorded during ZEISS Spine Week 2021

11 January 2022 · 29 min watch
Oliver N. Hausmann
Author Oliver N. Hausmann, MD Professor of Neurosurgery, Chair of Neuro and Spine Center, Neuro and Spine Center Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna, Lucerne, Switzerland

Benefits of the ZEISS KINEVO 900 in complex cervical and lumbar spine surgery

Nowadays, using a microscope is absolutely mandatory in spine surgery. Nevertheless, it is astonishing, that even in the US this task is not at all implemented in the daily routine.

The benefits of using a microscope for complex as well as for standard spine surgeries are obvious. First of all, variable magnification and optimal lighting of the surgical field help to reduce intraoperative complications. Furthermore, it supports a complete removal of bony spurs and osteophytes, enhances the neural decompression, and reduces potential epidural bleeding.

The unique PointLock function of the ZEISS KINEVO 900 allows easy ipsi- and contralateral decompression, especially of the cervical neuroforamen. In lumbar intersomatic fusion procedures, microscopic vision supports an optimal preparation of the cage implantation by a complete removal of anulus fibrosus with preservation of the endplates. Finally, it helps to eliminate residual bony spurs and loose fragments.

In addition, the microscope itself is an important teaching tool as the senior and the junior surgeon see the same surgical field. As a final benefit, it has to be mentioned that optimized ergonomics and therefore physiological posture protect your own spine and reduce your back pain.

  • 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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