Medical Minute Xvision Augmented Reality
Welcome to a Medical Minute segment with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group’s Dr. Roger Sung as we discuss xvision Augmented Reality Spine System and it’s uses in the operating room.
What is Xvision Augmented Reality?
Xvision Augmented Reality provides surgeons the ability to see the patient’s anatomy in real time through the use of a headset. This technology allows surgeons the ability to perform complex surgeries with increased accuracy and speed.
How is the Xvision Augmented Reality utilized?
At Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, the xvision Augmented Reality Spine System is currently used during Spinal Fusions, Scoliosis, and Kyphosis procedures. We anticipate seeing augmented reality surgery systems to become available for additional spine procedures and subspecialities in the foreseeable future.
How does Xvision Technology improve the outcome for the patient?
Xvision allows surgeons to perform one- and two-layer spine fusions as outpatient surgeries, so many patients are able to go home the same day as surgery. When in the operating room, xvision provides surgeons the ability to work within smaller incisions, which helps lessen the damage to any surrounding musculature. Less damage to the surrounding musculature allows for much quicker recovery time. Typical recovery time for procedures such as a lumbar fusion can vary, however through the use of xvision, patients can return to their daily much quicker than with traditional lumbar fusion methods.
“At the risk of sounding too positive, [recovery] has been just outstanding. The day after surgery, my leg pain was gone and it hasn’t been back.” – xvision patient of Dr. Sung’s