Integrating robotics into a minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion workflow

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  • Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
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Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF) is a well-accepted procedure with good outcomes. Robotics has the potential to augment these outcomes. This video demonstrates and discusses how surgeons can implement the use of a robotic device in an MIS TLIF workflow. The planning software and robotic arm guidance allow the surgeon to use intraoperative CT to guide the placement of pedicle screws in an MIS TLIF with optimal trajectory and decreased radiation. As robotic technology continues to improve, developing safe workflows that integrate robotics with currently well-established techniques should improve patient outcomes.

The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/rJWOa6XVLW0.

Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF) is a well-accepted procedure with good outcomes. Robotics has the potential to augment these outcomes. This video demonstrates and discusses how surgeons can implement the use of a robotic device in an MIS TLIF workflow. The planning software and robotic arm guidance allow the surgeon to use intraoperative CT to guide the placement of pedicle screws in an MIS TLIF with optimal trajectory and decreased radiation. As robotic technology continues to improve, developing safe workflows that integrate robotics with currently well-established techniques should improve patient outcomes.

The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/rJWOa6XVLW0.

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Contributor Notes

CORRESPONDENCE Laura A. Snyder: Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. neuropub@barrowneuro.org.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online July 1, 2018; DOI: http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2018.7.FocusVid.18111.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author thanks the staff of Neuroscience Publications at Barrow Neurological Institute for assistance with manuscript and video preparation. The author also thanks Gary Armstrong for his intraoperative videography.

DISCLOSURES Dr. Snyder is a consultant for Globus Medical.

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