Study demonstrates potential to improve spine surgery techniques by combining robotics and navigation
AUDUBON, Pa., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal solutions company, announced today a new clinical milestone with the successful implantation of over 3,000 screws using ExcelsiusGPS®, the company’s revolutionary robotic guidance and navigation system. Since the launch of ExcelsiusGPS® in late 2017, orthopedic and neurosurgeons have used the system with three compatible imaging modalities (preoperative CT, intraoperative CT, and fluoroscopic imaging) across a variety of spine surgery procedures to minimize radiation exposure, streamline workflow, and assist in screw placement. A recent white paper comparing robotic-assisted versus conventional screw placement demonstrates some of the benefits of this technology.
“Having completed installations and surgeon training programs through the first half of 2018, we see surgeons using this technology in open and minimally invasive spine procedures including posterior cervical fusion, sacroiliac joint fusion, and thoracolumbar fusion with posterior and single position lateral approaches,” said Chief Executive Officer Dave Demski. “Surgeons are realizing the benefits of the ExcelsiusGPS® platform and the potential to significantly improve surgical techniques as demonstrated in the recent cadaveric study.”
The study, led by Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, Ph.D, M.B.A and performed by 10 board certified surgeons in a simulated surgical environment, evaluated pedicle screw placement time, accuracy, and radiation dose for ExcelsiusGPS® in open and MIS approaches compared to conventional surgical techniques. Results demonstrated the ExcelsiusGPS® robotic navigation significantly improved pedicle screw accuracy, allowed placement of larger screw diameters and lengths than conventional techniques, and reduced radiation exposure to the clinician. Additionally, ExcelsiusGPS® significantly reduced screw insertion time compared to the conventional MIS technique.
To learn more about the benefits of ExcelsiusGPS®, visit globusmedical.com/ExcelsiusGPS
About Globus Medical, Inc.
Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal solutions company based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable surgeons to promote healing in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Additional information can be accessed at http://www.globusmedical.com.
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