INTRA OPERATIVE NAVIGATIONAL GUIDELINES

• CERVICAL AND THORACIC SPINE SURGERY:

In the cervical and thoracic spine area could be used routinely in cases of screw placement, at the discretion of the surgeon and availability of equipment.

• LUMBAR SPINE SURGERY:

In the lumbar area would be indicated in cases requiring screw placement, where there has been significant distortion of anatomy, trauma, previous major spinal surgery (especially fusion surgery),or in minimally invasive screw placement surgery, and in such case it would be at the discretion of the surgeon and availability of equipment.
(REVISED JULY 2008)