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LindaRacine
12-30-2010, 06:51 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5720897

Pooka1
12-30-2010, 07:08 PM
Oh I hope Ti Ed sees this!

titaniumed
12-30-2010, 07:34 PM
I already have!

Itís a jigging or positioning system. A valuable tool for locating and positioning screws through a portal.

Here is their site.
http://www.mazorrobotics.com/Education-Center

Screw placement varies on every level, and on every case. Very good idea! A safe idea.
Ed

Elisa
12-30-2010, 07:38 PM
I've been told that the reason why my son has waited for fifteen months to see a spine specialist in BC is b/c they are waiting for the robot to be set up in Vancouver, lol.

titaniumed
12-30-2010, 11:27 PM
Elisa

Thatís a nice try for an excuse....I guess everyone up there is on hold now because of this?

This equipment is the next step. A very small step, but itís a step forward....a valuable tool, to help solve just a fraction of the many parameters required in a scoliosis surgery. They say 1mm placement accuracy, and I can see that now thinking about this system. It would be nice if they can improve on that some....

Ed

debbei
12-31-2010, 06:57 AM
WOW that's AMAZING!!

fashionista
01-03-2011, 09:11 PM
very interesting. Did it say it work on scoliosis surgery? Do you guys know any doctors are using it for scoliosis surgery?

LindaRacine
01-03-2011, 11:16 PM
Yes, the article specifically states that it's used mostly for scoliosis surgery. One of the inventors is Isadore Lieberman, who is a spinal deformity surgeon.