SpineAssist miniature robotic positioning device

Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S)
Record ID 32011000724
Authors' recomendations: SpineAssist appears to provide accurate and clinically reliable guidance for placement of pedicle screws during open and percutaneous spinal fusion procedures. The most recently conducted included study demonstrated accuracy with a deviation <2 mm to the surgeon’s preoperative plan in 92% to 98% of screws placed. The remaining two studies demonstrated success of the SpineAssist procedure in 93% and 40% of patients, respectively. Importantly, no cases of nerve damage as a result of misplaced pedicle screws were reported in any of the included studies; however, clinical outcomes such as symptom reduction and patient satisfaction were not reported.Based on the unlikelihood of additional high-quality comparative studies reporting the use of SpineAssist being published in the near future, it is recommended that no further assessment of this technology be undertaken at this time.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Internal Fixators
  • Robotics
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted
Organisation Name: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures-Surgical
Contact Address: ASERNIP-S PO Box 553, Stepney SA 5069 Australia Tel: +61 8 8363 7513; Fax: +61 8 8362 2077;
Contact Name: college.asernip@surgeons.org
Contact Email: college.asernip@surgeons.org
Copyright: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S)
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