UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital first in world to use Pulse platform for pediatric spine surgery: How the procedure works
By Admin | July 10, 2022
CLEVELAND — University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital has made history as the first in the world to use the Pulse platform to perform pediatric spine surgery.
UH officials confirmed the news in a statement Thursday morning, saying the advanced technology was used to complete a posterior spinal fusion on a 12-year-old girl with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Here’s how UH describes the process:
The Pulse platform is designed to increase safety, efficiency and procedural reproducibility of surgical outcomes in spine surgery. In a single platform, it integrates radiation reduction, imaging enhancement, rod bending, navigation, intraoperative neuromonitoring and spinal alignment tools. It is currently the only enabling technology with the ability for utilization in 100% of spine procedures and throughout the entire operating room (OR) workflow. With multiple modalities easily accessible in one platform, Pulse helps surgeons address some of the most common clinical challenges in spine surgery, such as radiation exposure, nerve and spinal cord injury and time spent in the OR.
“We are thrilled to offer this remarkable new technology to our patients, as navigational platforms like Pulse are truly the future of surgery,” says Dr. Michael Glotzbecker, who is also the George H. Thompson Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics and an...(More)
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