The world of surgery is changing with this new innovative intraoperative imaging system, which is considered a landmark in modern medicine.
The fully portable O-arm CT system is a multi-dimensional platform already used by major surgical centers worldwide. It constitutes a milestone in surgical imaging. Combined with a surgical navigation system, it is the only device that can offer surgeons 100% accuracy for detecting and managing even the most sensitive lesions.
The extreme accuracy of this system allows performing surgical procedures even in the most anatomically dangerous areas, limiting the risk of medical errors. In this way, very delicate, or previously inoperable traumatic brain surgeries to remove tumors in the brain and spinal cord, musculoskeletal pelvis and limb, or other sensitive spinal surgeries, are performed using this innovative technology, for maximum safety and efficiency. The unique O-arm features have resulted in a dramatic reduction in surgical time (up to 50%), which renders surgery an option even in cases of high-risk patients.
At the same time, in addition to the increase in surgical indications, the O-arm can depict three-dimensional internal organs of the body during surgery, eliminating intraoperative risk, while increasing the life expectancy of patients.
TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS / KYPHOSIS
The treatment of vertebral deformities includes 3 aspects:
Every child and teenager with small scoliosis or kyphosis should be monitored at regular intervals for possible deterioration as their body develops. All adults with scoliosis or kyphosis should be monitored for possible deterioration if scoliosis or kyphosis are not accompanied by neurological problems; if they are, immediate treatment is needed. At the initial stage, the role of targeted physiotherapy and medicines is essential for the reduction of pain.
In children and adolescents with moderate scoliosis, the latest data and advances in synthetic material technology have enabled the creation of lighter and more elegant braces that are more easily accepted by the child. Their role is limited in stopping the deterioration of the curve. Their application time should not exceed 18 hours a day. In adolescents with Scheuermann's disease, the use of an appropriate brace can help in stopping deterioration of the condition, in controlling the pain, and in some cases in fully correcting the kyphosis. Unfortunately, in adults with scoliosis or kyphosis, braces are not as effective as in children and adolescents, whose body is still growing.
For children and adolescents, scoliosis surgery is proposed for curves that have surpassed 45 degrees. If scoliosis cases of such magnitude are left without surgical treatment, they will continue to deteriorate even after skeletal maturation has occurred, resulting in chronic pain, respiratory dysfunction and the psychosocial effects of this distortion, especially for girls. Unfortunately, when scoliosis exceeds 45 degrees, the braces are no longer effective in preventing the deterioration of the deformation. In a teenager suffering from Scheuermann’s kyphosis, if it continues to evolve reaching or exceeding 70 degrees despite the use of a brace and the child complains of persistent pain, surgery should be the treatment of choice.
The treatment of adult kyphosis is usually surgical. Percutaneous and non-surgical interventions, such as kyphoplasty, can help correct kyphosis and the accompanying pain of a recent osteoporotic fracture. Adult scoliosis should be surgically corrected when combined with back or leg pain that restricts daily activities and reduces the quality of life.
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