TMCNet:  Mazor Says Its Robotics Systems Help Placement of Over 15K Spine Implants

[November 03, 2011]

Mazor Says Its Robotics Systems Help Placement of Over 15K Spine Implants

Nov 03, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Mazor Robotics, a provider of surgical robots and complementary products for spine surgery, announced that its technology has been used to guide placement of more than 15,000 spinal implants, from routine to the most complex cases.

Furthermore, in thousands of surgeries worldwide with Mazor Robotics systems there have been no reported cases of permanent nerve damage, the Company said. This contrasts sharply to the current standard of care.

Mazor Robotics has developed a robotic system that provide surgical guidance for spine surgeries. According to published clinical data, Mazor Robotics' technology increases the accuracy of spinal implants and significantly lower rates of misplaced screws and neurological deficits. For patients, this means fewer complications and revisions. More importantly, higher accuracy rates means that more people are able to live with less pain and debilitation, a reality made possible through the combination of Mazor Robotics' technology and the skill of the surgeons who use the system.

and procedures to highly accurate, state-of-the-art procedures, with less radiation -- even for minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis, and other complex spinal deformity cases.

Spine surgeon Nitin N. Bhatia, MD, Irvine, California, summarized the clinical advantages, remarking that Mazor Robotics technology "saves on time, saves on radiation and the accuracy has been phenomenal." Dennis P. Devito, MD, a scoliosis specialist from Atlanta, Georgia, recently reported clinical accuracy of 99.7 percent for 1,815 implants placed with Mazor Robotics' system in 120 scoliotic adolescents. According to current scientific literature, the average accuracy is approximately 85-90 percent for free-hand surgical techniques. Devito said, "I find it provides better patient care through enhancement of the surgeon's capabilities and it also makes my surgical work easier." Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor Robotics, said, "This clinical-success milestone is rewarding for our team and the leading spine surgeons with whom we partner. It is so fulfilling to see our robotic technology integrated in surgical practice in medical centers worldwide. The most gratifying part of all is the enthusiasm from surgeons using Mazor Robotics systems, reflecting their patients' satisfaction with the outcome of their spine surgeries. We look forward to more in-depth collaboration with surgeons using our systems." Mazor Robotics is dedicated to the development and marketing of surgical robots and complementary products that provide a safer surgical environment for patients, surgeons, and OR staff.

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