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News | Jan. 26, 2023

BAMC using new robotic guidance system for spine surgery

By Lori Newman

Brooke Army Medical Center is now using a robotic guidance system for spinal surgery that’s decreasing post-surgery pain and recovery time.

“This technology significantly improves the accuracy/precision of spinal instrumentation and is the way of the future regarding spine surgery,” said Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kenneth Bode, orthopedic spine surgeon.

The robotic guidance system allows for pre-operative or intra-operative planning, with features such as customizable implant selection, optimal implant trajectories and 3D analytics.

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