PathKeeper Surgical said that four spine surgeons recently used the PathKeeper 3D optical navigation system during spinal fusion surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT.
The two PathKeeper-navigated, multi-level lumbar degenerative surgeries were performed at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Russo and Girard Girasole, MD, both from Connecticut Orthopedics, Hamden, CT, performed the first surgery and John Awad, MD, with Gary Zimmerman, MD, both from Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P.C, Bridgeport, CT, performed the second surgery.
The PathKeeper system was designed to replace traditional navigation technology with a 3D optical navigation system that offers active, independent, pinpoint tracking of patient anatomy and surgical instruments; accuracy of implantation to less than a millimeter; more efficient surgical workflow; elimination of radiation exposure during the surgical procedure and a more economical price so both the hospital and ambulatory-surgical center operating rooms can incorporate this new technology.
PathKeeper Surgical received its FDA 510k clearance earlier this year for the PathKeeper system. The name PathKeeper effectively describes the essence of the system — a 3D optical navigation system that 'keeps' the surgical 'path' on course throughout the surgery.