Computer Aided Spine Surgery (CASS) is a discipline that uses novel computer-based technologies, including stereotaxy, navigational surgery, and robotic surgery.
Navigation-assisted spine surgery is a group of technologies that allow the surgeon to access real-time, three-dimensional, and virtual images of the spine associated with surgical instruments during surgery. This is a combination of image acquisition and processing followed by intraoperative navigation.
What is the purpose of 3D navigation?
The primary purpose of navigation is to provide the surgeon with an enhanced visualization of the area of operation and to optimize the surgical intervention by allowing the handpiece to see its exact position in relation to bone anatomy.
What are the general benefits?
This technology is especially used in orthopedics, trauma and spine operations: