How can Perlove’s minimally invasive spine robot assist in surgery, making minimally invasive surgery faster and more accurate?

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With the continuous progress of intelligence in orthopedic industry, the traditional “experience era” has been gradually replaced by “digitalization and precision era”. In this transformation, minimally invasive spine robot-assisted surgery has become an important tool in spine surgery, which not only improves the accuracy and safety of surgery, but also significantly shortens the recovery time of patients.

Recently, Taizhou People’s Hospital affiliated to Nanjing Medical University (NMU) successfully performed a minimally invasive robotic spine surgery on 68-year-old Ms. Yao, raising the precision and safety of the surgery to a new level and bringing tangible benefits to patients.

Intraoperative image of minimally invasive spine robot

Ms. Yao needed percutaneous vertebroplasty for a fracture of the first segment of the lumbar spine caused by a fall. This procedure injects bone cement into the vertebral body to increase its strength and stability, preventing collapse and relieving low back pain. This is a minimally invasive procedure, and the innovation of this surgery is the first time robot-assisted technology is used.

According to Dr. Huang Aibing, the minimally invasive spine robot-assisted vertebroplasty utilizes an intelligent robotic arm for precise operation, from the selection of the puncture point to the determination of the direction, angle and depth of the puncture, which are all precisely controlled by the robotic system. The “command” of the robotic arm ensures that the direction and angle of the puncture needle is fixed, eliminating the risk of wobbling during the needle insertion process and limiting the depth of the needle insertion, making the entire surgical process more precise, safe and efficient.

Ms. Yao is very satisfied with the results of the surgery. Compared to traditional surgery, she had a smaller wound and faster recovery, and was discharged from the hospital a day after the surgery.

On the same day, another pedicle screw placement surgery was also performed using minimally invasive spinal robotic assistance. Unlike traditional surgeries, which rely on the surgeon’s “feel” for positioning based on imaging data, the robotic surgical system was able to accurately locate the position of the screws, which greatly reduced the error of manual positioning and resulted in a near-perfect surgical outcome.

From the success of these two surgeries, we can see that the safety of minimally invasive robotic spine surgery is fully guaranteed, and due to the precision of the robotic system, its efficacy even exceeds that of traditional surgery.

As a representative of the cutting-edge technology of Digital Intelligence Orthopaedics, Perlove’s minimally invasive spine robot provides the medical team with smarter and more precise surgical assistance, which significantly improves the surgical results. The city’s human doctors plan to utilize this technology to provide more patients with advanced precision treatment in the future, marking a new milestone in precision medicine

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