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AI, augmented reality assist surgeons perform 14-level spinal fusion

By Admin | August 20, 2021

Ehsan Jazini, MD, and Christopher Good, MD, used patient-specific spinal rods and an artificial intelligence-derived preoperative surgical plan to operate on a 17-year-old scoliosis patient in Virginia.

The July 26 procedure at Reston Hospital Center fused 14 levels of the patient's spine, which had a 60-degree curvature that showed no improvement after six months of wearing a brace, the practice said.

Before surgery, patient-specific UNiD rods were pre-bent to fit the patient's anatomy using an AI-driven algorithm that is designed to precisely align patients' spines and reduce the risk of revision surgery.

In traditional spine surgery, surgeons manually bend rods in the operating room, which can leave larger...(More)

For more info please read, AI, augmented reality assist surgeons perform 14-level spinal fusion, Becker's SpineReview

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