Scoliosis is, broadly speaking, a lateral deviation of the spine. It is a problem that usually appears in childhood and adolescence and causes significant problems and pain for those who suffer from it.
For this reason, all the advances made in this area are of vital importance. Advances such as Dr. Rafael González Díaz of vila have practiced in a private Spanish clinic for the first time.
Head of the Spine Surgery Unit at the Hospital Nuestra Seora del Rosario in Madrid, Avila’s surgeons have been the protagonists of a new medical milestone: the first intervention in Madrid’s private healthcare for surgical correction of scoliosis with 7D technology, most recently done in. with success.
It is a new browser that allows surgeons, thanks to virtual recreations of the patient’s spinal cord, to be more precise in applying corrective screws, which significantly reduce risks, and which Dr. Gonzalez’s team Diaz incorporated by.
The truth is that this revolutionary system, guided by artificial vision images from 7D Surgical, was only used in a similar operation in Madrid, which Dr. González Díaz and his team, in this case at the Nino Jesus Children’s University Hospital in which he serves as the service chief of the spine surgery unit.
“This new device not only provides greater safety, speed or accuracy, but also makes the presence of intraoperative radiation devices in the operating room unnecessary, completely eliminating radiation exposure to the surgeon, patient and operating room staff ionizing radiation”, highlights the expert, who also highlights that this novel device will become an essential ally for surgery and the most complex surgical challenges.
Before the operation, a CT scan is performed on the patient, a test that is used by the 7D surgical system to virtually reconstruct a topographic map of their anatomy.
From there and after the surgeon has indicated the three reference points, the device will indicate the exact orientation for the introduction of the pedicle screw. This registration runs in just a few seconds, so it can be repeated without interrupting the surgical workflow.
In addition, if the reference matrix is hit or if the patient’s anatomy is shifted, the system can be quickly recalculated, a feature that no other navigation system can offer today.
For Dr. Rafael González, President of the Spanish Spine Society (GEER) and Secretary General of the Ibero-Latin American Spine Society (SILCO), “The most important thing in surgery is the surgeon’s head and hands and your experience. . This technology is what makes our surgical unit.” It is the most effective and accurate of the browsers that have hit the market in recent times. It gives the patient more protection with less radiation, and it is not necessary to have a scanner inside the operating room, previous image Enough, which is a real advance».