Feasibility and Workflow Using Robotic Guidance to Achieve MIS Facet Fusion
Minimally invasive spine surgery reduces tissue dissection and retraction, which can decrease blood loss, blood transfusion, complications, and pain. One of the key challenges with a minimally invasive approach is achieving consistent posterior fusion. A minimally invasive surgical approach accomplished without sacrificing the quality of the posterior fusion has the potential to decrease both short- and long-term complications compared to the traditional open techniques. Innovations in navigated and robotic-assisted spine surgery continue to address this need. The feasibility and workflow of achieving posterior facet fusion using robotic guidance is outlined in this article.
Source: Good CR, Orosz LD, Lehman RA, Gum JL, Fox D, Lieberman IH. (2022) ‘Minimally Invasive Posterior Facet Decortication and Fusion Using Navigated Robotic Guidance: Feasibility and Workflow Optimization’, Neurospine, 19(3), pp. 773–779. doi: 10.14245/ns.2244190.095.