James Lynch, MD, performed the first spine surgery with Augmedics' augmented reality navigation system, Xvision using the newly-cleared Perc Pin.
The procedure was a lumbar spine surgery and fusion performed Sept. 2 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., according to a Sept. 23 news release. The Perc Pin was inserted into the posterior superior iliac spine.
The Perc Pin helps keep the patient marker in a surgeon's field of view while avoiding the surgical site, and it was FDA cleared in July. It also reduces incision size for percutaneous procedures.