Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush acquires spine robot: 5 things to know


Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeons have incorporated the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform into the spine practice.


Five things to know:

1. Mazor X incorporates preoperative imaging and intraoperative guidance. The technology is designed for more precise screw placement and efficient procedures.

2. With the imaging system, surgeons can create a customized surgical plan for each patient and during surgery the robotic arm guides the surgeon based on the preoperative plan.

3. The robotic spinal fusion technology lowers radiation exposure for the surgeon and patient during surgery because the surgeon can rely less on X-ray imaging for guidance.

4. Christopher DeWald, MD, a spine surgeon focused on deformities at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was the first surgeon in the practice to use the robotic system. Howard An, MD, Matthew Colman, MD, Gregory Lopez, MD, and Kern Singh are now also able to use robotic guidance.

5. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is the team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, White Sox and Fire Soccer Club, and U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center as No. 4 in the nation for orthopedics.


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