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A Novel Intraoperative CT Navigation System for Spinal Fusion Surgery in Lumbar Degenerative Disease: Accuracy and Safety of Pedicle Screw Placement – Lumbar Fusion

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The article discusses the development and effectiveness of a novel intraoperative CT navigation system called NextAR for pedicle screw insertion in spinal fusion surgery for lumbar degenerative diseases. Traditional intraoperative CT navigation systems can be hindered by infrared interference, leading to misplacement of screws. The study found that NextAR navigation resulted in high accuracy, with only 1 out of 70 screws experiencing perforation, and no reoperations or neurological complications due to screw misplacement. The results suggest that NextAR navigation can improve the accuracy of pedicle screw placement and enhance the safety of spinal fusion surgery for lumbar degenerative diseases

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Background: In recent years, intraoperative computed tomography (CT) navigation has become widely used for the insertion of pedicle screws in spinal fusion surgery. However, conventional intraoperative CT navigation may be impaired by infrared interference between the infrared camera and surgical instruments, which can lead to the misplacement of pedicle screws. Recently, a novel intraoperative CT navigation system, NextAR, has been developed. It uses a small infrared camera mounted on surgical…

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J Clin Med. 2024 Apr 4;13(7):2105. doi: 10.3390/jcm13072105. ABSTRACT Background: In recent years, intraoperative computed tomography (CT) navigation has become widely used for the insertion of pedicle screws in spinal fusion surgery. However, conventional intraoperative CT navigation may be impaired by infrared interference between the infrared camera and surgical instruments, which can lead to the,

J Clin Med. 2024 Apr 4;13(7):2105. doi: 10.3390/jcm13072105.

ABSTRACT

Background: In recent years, intraoperative computed tomography (CT) navigation has become widely used for the insertion of pedicle screws in spinal fusion surgery. However, conventional intraoperative CT navigation may be impaired by infrared interference between the infrared camera and surgical instruments, which can lead to the misplacement of pedicle screws. Recently, a novel intraoperative CT navigation system, NextAR, has been developed. It uses a small infrared camera mounted on surgical instruments within the surgical field. NextAR navigation can minimize the problem of infrared interference and be expected to improve the accuracy of pedicle screw placement. Methods: This study investigated the accuracy of pedicle screw insertion under NextAR navigation in spinal fusion surgery for lumbar degenerative diseases. The accuracy of pedicle screw placement was evaluated in 15 consecutive patients using a CT grading scale. Results: Screw perforation occurred in only 1 of the total 70 screws (1.4%). Specifically, there was one grade 1 perforation within 2 mm, but no perforations larger than 2 mm. There were no reoperations or neurological complications due to screw misplacement. s: NextAR navigation can provide high accuracy for pedicle screw insertion and help ensure safe spinal fusion surgery for lumbar degenerative diseases.

PMID:38610870 | DOI:10.3390/jcm13072105

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J Clin Med. 2024 Apr 4;13(7):2105. doi: 10.3390/jcm13072105. ABSTRACT Background: In recent years, intraoperative computed tomography (CT) navigation has become widely used for the insertion of pedicle screws in spinal fusion surgery. However, conventional intraoperative CT navigation may be impaired by infrared interference between the infrared camera and surgical instruments, which can lead to the

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