Virginia spine surgeon places 100th pedicle screw with augmented reality

Carly Behm -   Print  |

Ehsan Jazini, MD, placed his 100th pedicle screw using augmented reality technology at Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute.

Dr. Jazini used Augmedics' Xvision system for the spinal fusion procedure, according to a March 11 news release. Studies show AR-assisted surgery has improved accuracy and patient outcomes.

For spine procedures, Xvision allows surgeons to visualize a patient's 3D spinal anatomy during surgery. In the last month, AR-assisted spine surgery was introduced at Kankakee, Ill.-based Riverside Healthcare and Augusta, Ga.-based Doctor's Hospital.

"This type of innovation has limitless possibilities," Dr. Jazini said. “We’re at the tip of the iceberg."

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