Dr. James Lynch performs augmented reality-assisted spine surgery at Nevada hospital

Alan Condon -   Print  |

James Lynch, MD, was among the first spine surgeons in the U.S. to perform a spinal fusion with the Augmedics Xvision Spine System.

The recently approved augmented reality system features a headset for real-time spinal anatomy projection.

Surgeons can visualize the anatomy intraoperatively and navigate instruments and implants while looking at the patient instead of a remote screen.

"It has all the advantages of a neuronavigation platform, yet it's more cost-effective for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, especially in this current climate," said Dr. Lynch, who performed the procedure at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev.

During the closing keynote interview at the Becker's Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC + the Future of Spine virtual event June 19, Dr. Lynch shared his insight on spinal navigation and the future of spine care.

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