More than 3,000 patients have had spine surgery with Augmedics' Xvision augmented reality system, the medtech company said Jan. 31.
Safdar Khan, MD, chief of orthopedic spine surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, completed the 3,000th case, according to a news release. He was the first surgeon to use AR in spine surgery in Ohio.
"This has dramatically changed the way we do surgery," Dr. Khan said in the release. "Xvision has made it so much easier to safely and accurately place screws, all while maintaining the ability to teach residents and fellows."
Xvision reached its 2,000-case milestone in August. The system made its debut in June, 2020 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.