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Successful Validation with Mazor Robotics

Mazor Robotics RenaissanceTM robot executes highly accurate, complex spinal procedures delivering increase patient safety, fewer complications and requiring lower radiation doses as compared to traditional surgical intervention. Utilizing the images from a high quality pre-operative CT scan, attending surgeons carefully map out the procedure in a three-dimensional, virtual environment ensuring accurate placement of screws and implants. The images provided by NeuroLogica’s portable CT scanner BodyTomTM were proven to be compatible with Mazor’s planning software.

“We are pleased to announce the successful validation between the BodyTom and the Renaissance robot,” says Dr. Eric M. Bailey, CEO of NeuroLogica. “Soon patients across the globe will benefit from the combination of the superior images of BodyTom and the cutting edge technology developed by Mazor Robotics.”

“Compatibility of Mazor’s Renaissance robot with leading imaging products is important to our customers” said Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor Robotics. “So while surgeons can still use regular CT scanners for the planning, they can also use intra-operative CTs, such as BodyTom, which are quickly gaining popularity with them.”

NeuroLogica’s BodyTom™ is a completely portable, full body 32 slice CT that boasts an 85cm gantry and 60cm field of view. The battery powered BodyTom™ can be transported from room to room providing high quality CT images in the clinic, ICU, OR and Emergency/Trauma Department. BodyTom™ is DICOM 3.1 compliant and compatible with all PACS, surgical navigation, surgical robots, electronic medical records and planning systems.


Spinal Robotic Surgery Debate at ISASS

Spinal Robotic Surgery Debate at ISASS Advanced MIS Course in Las Vegas; Dr. Isador Lieberman reaches 250 Mazor Robotics case milestone

ORLANDO, Fla., January 30, 2014 – Last week, Dr. Isador Lieberman of Texas Back Institute gave a podium presentation on robotic technique for spine surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ Guidance System to attendees of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) Advanced MIS Course in Las Vegas, Nev. The lecture was part of a debate on the application of robotics and navigation in spine surgery. Dr. Antonio Castellvi of Florida Orthopaedic Institute also contributed to the debate and presented results of his Renaissance case series during the course.

Prior to the conference, Dr. Lieberman reached a milestone of 250 spine surgery cases with Mazor Robotics technology.

“I use the Renaissance system because it really does facilitate a more efficient and more accurate surgical procedure,” said Dr. Lieberman. “The Renaissance system is an integral part of my practice.”

In Dr. Lieberman’s presentation at the ISASS course, he included a review of the study published in European Spine Journal last year that concluded 98.9 percent accuracy when implanting pedicle screws using the Renaissance system in 101 consecutive cases. 1 Ninety percent of the sample group had severe deformity and/or previous spine surgery that failed to correct the condition.

Historically, extreme curves and abnormalities of the spine can pose a significant challenge to surgeons when placing implants. With the Renaissance system’s virtual 3D planning software, the surgeon can better anticipate these obstacles and a solution can be determined before even entering the operating room (watch “How it Works”).

Dr. Antonio Castellvi presented on the placement of 103 screws in his first 12 Renaissance percutaneous procedures (97.1 percent accuracy), proving the advantages of using the Renaissance system in minimally-invasive spine surgery cases and the reproducibility of outcomes early in the learning curve.

1 Hu, X, Ohnmeiss D. Lieberman,I. Robotic-assisted pedicle screw placement: lessons learned from the first 102 patients. Eur Spine J (2013) 22:661-666.


The M6C featured on Nine News

The M6 Artificial Cervical Disc as featured on Nine News.

Reported by Gabriella Rogers

M6C as featured on Nine News from LifeHealthcare on Vimeo.


Neck and back pain can be debilitating, one of the most common complaints among Australians. Tens of thousands of people need hospital treatment each year, but there’s now a new implant, bringing instant relief to sufferers.

42-year-old swimmer Stuart Johnson knows all about pushing through the pain barrier, having completed a double-crossing of the English channel, but even prescription pain-killers could not ease the problems with his spine.

“At worse, I could not sleep at night, rolling over and sleeping at my side”.

He was at the end of the road. He could not go on further – but not for long. He underwent surgery to replace a damaged disc in his neck with this, an artificial implant, the size of a thumb nail.


Dr Ralph Mobbs, Neurosurgeon,  says “We can now replace a degenerated disc with something that mirrors the bio-mechanics of a normal disc. That is because the artificial disc and its neek-clee us is designed to mimic a human disc, making it more flexible. This is after the surgery, from a motion perspective, a fantastic result”.

Traditionally, patients have a spinal fusion, requiring screws, plates and a cage to join the spine together.

“Whenever we fuse the spine, it does result in additional stress on the joints above and below. There are also larger implants for the lower back” says Dr Mobbs.

Stuart decided on this surgery because he wanted to retain movement in his neck, and continue his passion for swimming. That includes a triple-crossing of the English channel.

“I plan to go back and try again next year”.

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