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Oxford University Hospitals is the first NHS Trust in the UK to purchase ExcelsiusGPS®, a comprehensive robotic navigation platform for spinal surgery.

This new technology from Globus Medical, a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, is designed to improve safety and accuracy in the operating theatre. This ground-breaking robotic navigation platform is the world’s first technology to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into one adaptable platform for accurate trajectory alignment in spine surgery.

The new system has many benefits for patients undergoing spinal surgery and the surgeons and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in theatres:

• Assists in safe, accurate placement of spinal instrumentation during operations

• Enables more minimally invasive procedures which help to reduce blood loss, theatre time, and infection rates, allowing patients to recover more quickly

• More minimally invasive procedures means that patients spend less time in hospital recovering post-surgery

• Increases accuracy of implant placement, reduces intraoperative radiation exposure, and decreases the amount of time spent in the operating theatre

• Overall was developed to reduce clinical risk to patients, improve clinical outcomes, and demonstrate that high quality care costs less

Jason Dorsett, Chief Finance Officer, Oxford University Hospitals said: "We are exceptionally proud of the acquisition of this new technology which will improve the quality of spinal surgery carried out in the Trust."

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Date: 19 april

Posted in News on Apr 19, 2022

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