Synaptive Medical Collaborates with Stryker on Visualization in Spine Surgery

By Julie A. Vetalice

Synaptive Medical Collaborates with Stryker on Visualization in Spine Surgery

Synaptive Medical expanded its automation and robotics applications into spine procedures, and entered into a co-marketing collaboration with Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies for the robotically controlled Modus V™ digital microscope.

Synaptive’s initial product offering, BrightMatter™, helps surgeons perform less invasive, patient-specific approaches in complex cranial procedures. Initially launched as part of this cranial offering, Modus V was found to provide similar benefits in minimally invasive spine surgeries. The system's robotic arm moves automatically based on the positions of tracked surgical instruments, allowing surgeons to operate continuously without removing their hands from the operative field to adjust the microscope.

Other features such as automatic lighting optimization and hands-free focal depth control, support an optimal view.

“Modus V lends significant assistance to surgeons as they approach complex procedures through minimally invasive approaches, which lead to faster recovery times and less trauma for patients. The combination of our technology with Stryker’s navigation, instruments and implants equips surgeons with the tools necessary to perform these complex procedures more efficiently and with greater confidence. Expanding our co-marketing agreement from BrightMatter Plan to include Modus V and our new version of auto-segmented tractography software, Modus Plan™, allows our team to work with Stryker to make these tools available to a much broader audience of both cranial and spinal surgeons," said Brad Fernald, Director of Surgical Product Management.

Source: Synaptive Medical

Product Labels: Surgical Navigation