Medtronic Experience Stealthstation combines spinal surgery navigation with minimal access

23 February 2007

Memphis, Tenn. USA. Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) has launched the Synergy Experience Stealthstation System which combines navigational procedural solutions with minimal access spinal technologies (MAST). It improves treatment of spinal conditions by enabling spinal surgeons and their patients to experience less invasive procedures, smaller incisions and less exposure to radiation.

The new System enables surgeons and their staff to shorten operating room set-up and procedure time by using software that stores surgeon preferences for each procedure. The system monitor also provides glare-free clarity and the wireless surgeon mouse is fully functional on a variety of different surfaces, allowing for more control and manoeuvrability in the sterile field.

“Image guidance allows visualization of the spine in multiple planes, simultaneously, like having multiple c-arms activated continuously throughout the procedure,” said Choll Kim, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of California - San Diego. “This provides me with a better 3-D view of the spine and has allowed me to perform complex minimally invasive surgeries in a safe and reproducible fashion, without the burden of wearing uncomfortable lead equipment and the intrusion of the c-arm into the surgical field.”

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