Improving safety in spinal deformity surgery: advances in navigation and neurologic monitoring
European Spine Journal, 05/30/2012
Flynn JM et al. – Navigation systems today are where intraoperative neuromonitoring was 20 years ago: new, under investigation, not widely accepted, with concerns for cost, safety and efficiency. Navigation enhances the accuracy of pedicle screws placement in deformed spines, reducing the rate of misplaced screws and potential complications. With further use and investigation, navigation, like neuromonitoring, will soon become standard at major spine centers throughout the world.