Complete decontamination of robotic instruments “virtually impossible” | Spinal News International

Robotic surgery seems to offer a number of impressive benefits for spinal surgery, from increased precision and accuracy to potentially lower radiation doses for operating room staff and patients. With Globus’ Excelsius and Mazor Robotics’ Mazor X recently unveiled at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS; 26-29 October 2016, Boston, USA), the market for robotic devices is becoming increasingly saturated.

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New app will help medical students study operations in virtual reality | T3

A new networking designed to connect over 8.5 million medical practitioners around the world isn’t just aiming to give doctors, nurses and surgeons the ability to request an instant consultation – it’s also offering students and experienced GPs alike the chance to watch in-depth medical procedures through a virtual reality headset.

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Doctors Using VR To Aid In Neurosurgery ‘Is A No-Brainer’

Dr. Robert Louis, a neurosurgeon at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Orange County, CA, is pitched some type of new technology, gadget or medication every day. He’s shown things so often that he developed an internal filter that automatically sets expectations a lot lower than the enthusiasm of the rep.

But that all changed in October 2015.

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