Johns Hopkins Performs Its First Augmented Reality Surgeries in Patients

Johns Hopkins Medicine, 16/02/2021 / Partagé par : Jean-Noël VILTARD , le 19/02/2021
Johns Hopkins Performs Its First Augmented Reality Surgeries in Patients

"Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons have performed the institution’s first augmented reality surgeries in living patients. During the first procedure on June 8, 2020, the physicians placed six screws in a patient’s spine for spinal fusion surgery to fuse three vertebrae in order to relieve the patient’s chronic, debilitating back pain. For the second surgery on June 10, surgeons removed a cancerous tumor known as a chordoma from the spine of a patient. The doctors report that both patients are doing well.

About 8 out of 10 people experience debilitating back pain in their lifetime. When medication and lifestyle changes aren’t able to relieve pain, surgery may be an option. About 1.6 million people in the U.S. have the spinal fusions each year, in which 60–70% of the patients report less pain after surgery.

Spinal chordomas are rare, cancerous tumors that grow out of the vertebrae or base of the skull. In the U.S., only about 300 people are diagnosed with these tumors each year. Surgery and radiation are the best-known treatments..." > Lire la suite

Partagé par : Jean-Noël VILTARD , le 19/02/2021

Enrichi par : Beesens TEAM, Jean-Noël VILTARD, Beesens TEAM

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