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Evolving Navigation, Robotics, and Augmented Reality in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

TitleEvolving Navigation, Robotics, and Augmented Reality in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsHussain I, Cosar M, Kirnaz S, Schmidt FA, Wipplinger C, Wong T, Härtl R
JournalGlobal Spine J
Volume10
Issue2 Suppl
Pagination22S-33S
Date Published2020 Apr
ISSN2192-5682
Abstract

Innovative technology and techniques have revolutionized minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) within the past decade. The introduction of navigation and image-guided surgery has greatly affected spinal surgery and will continue to make surgery safer and more efficient. Eventually, it is conceivable that fluoroscopy will be completely replaced with image guidance. These advancements, among others such as robotics and virtual and augmented reality technology, will continue to drive the value of 3-dimensional navigation in MIS. In this review, we cover pertinent features of navigation in MIS and explore their evolution over time. Moreover, we aim to discuss the key features germane to surgical advancement, including technique and technology development, accuracy, overall health care costs, operating room time efficiency, and radiation exposure.

DOI10.1177/2192568220907896
Alternate JournalGlobal Spine J
PubMed ID32528803
PubMed Central IDPMC7263339