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Renaissance™ Robotic Spine Surgery

Recovering from spine surgery used to take months. But not anymore.

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center now offers Renaissance™, Mazor Robotics’ guidance system for spine surgeries, most of which are minimally invasive.

For a free referral to a surgeon performing Renaissance Robotic Spine Surgery at our hospital, please call (877) 959-6863.

Renaissance, Mazor Robotics’ guidance system, enables surgeons to perform safer and more accurate spine surgeries. For you, this typically means better results with less pain and fewer complications, enabling a faster recovery and return to daily activities.

State-of the-art treatment for spine conditions

Renaissance is used to treat patients suffering from debilitating back pain or limited range of motion caused by spinal deformities and degenerative conditions such as slipped vertebrae, scoliosis and spinal nerve impingement (pinched nerves). To treat these conditions, surgeons use Renaissance in procedures such as placing spinal implants in spinal fusion, injecting bone cement in vertebroplasties, and performing biopsies.

Renaissance minimally invasive surgery (MIS)

Unlike conventional open surgery, surgeons performing this minimally invasive surgery (MIS) make small incisions that typically result in less pain, fewer scars, fewer complications and faster recovery. Small incisions also mean surgeons have a more limited field-of-view that can impact accuracy and safety. Usually more intraoperative X-ray images are required during MIS procedures to compensate for this limited field-of-view. So, patients can enjoy the clinical benefits of MIS without the need for additional radiation or compromising on accuracy.

How it works

Surgeons use the Renaissance advanced 3D planning software to create a unique surgical blueprint for each patient’s condition to place the implants safely and with the highest level of accuracy. And since there is no need for additional X-rays during surgery, with Renaissance there is less exposure to radiation than with other surgical treatments.

Spinal Treatment with Mazor Robotics

Renaissance guides the surgeon to the precise trajectories

Renaissance is used for a wide range of clinical applications for posterior surgical approaches in open, minimally invasive and percutaneous surgeries.

Surgeons use Renaissance Advanced 3D planning software to plan the optimal trajectory before surgery. Using the AP, axial, and lateral views and slice-by-slice capabilities, the surgeon then can verify the trajectory before entering the operating room.

In the OR, Renaissance guides the surgeon’s tools and implants in both open and minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), to ensure greater accuracy when compared to freehand conventional spine surgery.1 This can result in fewer complications, less postoperative pain, and a faster recovery.

Patient Benefits

Compared to open, conventional procedures, patients who underwent minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) robotic spine fusion with Mazor Robotics technology had:1

  • Average length of hospital stay reduced by 27%
  • Complication rates reduced by 48%
  • Reduced revision procedures by 46%
  • Less postoperative infections

1.5mm Accuracy

  • 98.3% accuracy of 3,271 implants, 14 medical centers2

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  • 56% reduced use of fluoroscopy1

Which spine procedures are supported?

Renaissance is used for a wide range of clinical applications for posterior surgical approaches in open, MIS, and percutaneous surgeries. Spinal procedures supported include:

  • Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacrum
    • Spinal fixation
      • Pedicle screws
      • Transfacet, translaminarfacet screws
      • Sacroiliac screws
    • Spinal deformities
      • Scoliosis PSF, osteotomies
    • Cement augmentations
      • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
    • Oncological applications
      • Biopsies, tumor resections
    • Revisions
  • Posterior Surgical Approaches
    • Open
    • MIS
    • Percutaneous

How It Works

Step 1: Plan

  • Create the ideal surgical blueprint in a virtual 3D environment utilizing Renaissance’s pre-operative planning software

Step 2: Mount

  • All of Renaissance’s mounting platforms rigidly attach to the patient’s spine to ensure maximum accuracy is maintained

Step 3: 3D Sync

  • Two fluoroscopic images are taken and matched to their corresponding location on the pre-operative CT

Step 4: Operate

  • Tools and implants are guided to the planned trajectory with 1.5mm accuracy

How accurate is Mazor Robotics technology?

Based on surgeons’ experience with Mazor Robotics technology

  • 98.3% accuracy of 3,271 implants in 635 cases at 14 medical centers2
  • 99.7% accuracy of 1,815 implants in 120 scoliotic adolescents3
  • Compared to freehand surgeries, clinical outcomes with Mazor Robotics technology were significantly better (fewer complications, fewer reoperations, lower intraoperative X-ray exposure, and shorter length of stay)3

As reported in the literature, implant misplacement may result in neurologic and vascular complications; pedicle screw-related complications range from 1% to 54%.

The high level of accuracy with Mazor Robotics technology meets the challenges of spine surgery today and is a significant improvement compared to data reported in the literature.3, 4, 5, 6

  1. Kantelhardt, SR, Martinez R, Baerwinkel S, Burger R, Giese A, Rohde V. Perioperative course and accuracy of screw positioning in conventional, open robotic-guided and percutaneous robotic-guided, pedicle screw placement. Eur Spine J. 2011;20(6):860-868. doi:10.1007/s00586-011-1729-2.
  2. Devito, DP, Kaplan, L, Dietl R, et al. Clinical acceptance and accuracy assessment of spinal implants guided with SpineAssist surgical robot: retrospective study. Spine. 2010;35(24):2109-2115. doi:10.1097/ BRS.0b013e3181d323ab.
  3. Devito DP, Gaskill T, Erikson M, Fernandez M. Robotic based guidance for pedicle screw instrumentation of the scoliotic spine. Presented at: Pediatric Society of North America (POSNA); May 2011; Montreal, Canada.
  4. Kosmopoulos V, Schizas C. 2007. Pedicle screw placement accuracy: a meta-analysis. Spine. 2007 Feb 1;32(3):E111-20.PMID: 17268254.
  5. Rajasekaran S, Vidyadhara S, Ramesh P, Shetty AP. 2007. Randomized clinical study to compare the accuracy of navigated and non-navigated thoracic pedicle screws in deformity correction surgeries. Spine. 2007 Jan 15;32(2):E56-64. PMID:1722480.
  6. Tian, N.F., Q.S. Huang, P. Zhou, et al. Pedicle screw insertion accuracy with different assisted methods: a systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studies. Eur Spine J. 2011 Jun;20(6):846-59. doi: 10.1007/s00586-010-1577-5.

Back Surgery FAQs

People experiencing back and spine pain often have many questions regarding the causes of their pain, how to diagnose the problem, and how to treat the condition or injury. Below are several common questions and answers.