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Medtronic Canada announces the commercial launch of Mazor™ X, a robotic spinal surgery platform

The Mazor platform incorporates existing StealthStation™ S8 surgical navigation capabilities into the Mazor Core Technology robotic-assisted surgery platform.

October 25, 2021  by CM Staff

Mazor Spinal Robotic system (CNW Group/Medtronic Canada ULC)

BRAMPTON — Medtronic Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Medtronic plc, a company involved in healthcare technology, announced the commercial launch of the Mazor™ X System (herein referred to as Mazor) for robotic-guided spine surgery. The Mazor platform offers a fully integrated procedural solution for surgical planning, workflow, execution and confirmation, and is a dedicated robotic assisted spine surgery platform being launched in Canada.

The Mazor platform incorporates existing StealthStation™ S8 surgical navigation capabilities into the Mazor Core Technology robotic-assisted surgery platform. Real-time image guidance, visualization and navigation are informed by 3D planning and information systems to deliver workflow predictability and flexibility for procedures.

“The integration of navigation and robotic technologies into one platform is an exciting advancement in the field of spinal surgery,” says Dr. Scott Paquette, orthopedic spine surgeon, and president of the Canadian Spine Society. “Mazor represents an incredible future of possibilities in spinal robotics, which I believe will greatly contribute to reduced risk for patients.”

The Midas Rex™ MR8 Electric High Speed Drill Systems are fully integrated throughout the Mazor system, enabling improved trajectory precision starting with pilot hole creation and offering attachments and dissecting tools designed to drill with accuracy at speeds up to 75,000 rpm. Surgeons can now use navigated interbody features on the Mazor system to visualize disc prep and interbody placement during a robotic procedure.

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“Mazor embodies a synergy between robotics and navigation, providing a rigorous degree of accuracy integrated throughout the surgical procedure, with the hope of producing more reliable outcomes,”1 says Peter Tomashewski, senior director, Neuro and Spine Surgery, within the Cranial & Spinal Technologies business at Medtronic Canada. “The addition of Mazor to our portfolio provides another transformative tool that elevates our value driven solutions for spinal care.”