First U.S. Cases with Midas Rex Drills, Navigated Disc Prep and Interbodies with Mazor Robot

By Julie A. Vetalice

First U.S. Cases with Midas Rex Drills, Navigated Disc Prep and Interbodies with Mazor Robot

Medtronic announced first U.S. minimally invasive spinal procedures using its newly cleared navigated disc prep, interbodies and Midas Rex™ high speed drills with the Mazor™ Robotic Guidance System.

The Mazor platform allows surgeons to quickly visualize anatomy and spinal structures in relation to one another in 3D. The interface delivers fast, seamless access to plan and simulate cages and screws to help enhance efficiency in the surgical workflow. Midas Rex High Speed Drill Systems are now fully integrated throughout the Mazor procedure, enabling trajectory precision starting with pilot hole creation and offering attachments and dissecting tools designed for accurate drilling with speeds up to 75,000 rpm.

"We want to congratulate each of these surgeons – and their patients – on successful procedures and recoveries," said Linnea Burman, Vice President and General Manager, Enabling Technologies: Cranial & Spinal Technologies,  of the Restorative Therapies Group at Medtronic. "We continuously strive to improve the robotic surgery field, and hearing about these great success stories and how these patients' lives have been affected gives our team more motivation to achieve the next level of advancement."

Product Labels: Robot-Assisted Systems, Lumbar Spine, Spinal Fusion