September 18, 2017 – Mazor Robotics, a pioneer and leader in the field of surgical guidance systems, announced that the first international PROlat case was performed by Assoc. Prof. Wicharn Yingsakmongkol, MD in Bangkok, Thailand. PROlat is a single-position solution for placing pedicle screws and other spinal hardware in the lateral decubitus position with the Renaissance® Guidance System.
“Lateral approaches have been gaining acceptance in Asia, as we have an aging population that benefits highly from minimally invasive procedures,” said Prof. Yingsakmongkol. “I perform a high volume of lateral procedures each year, so the PROlat application was something that made a lot of sense to me as a way to enjoy the benefits of the Renaissance technology while the patient remains in a single lateral position. We were able to save 30-40 minutes by not flipping the patient, which is less time for the patient to be under anesthesia, and less cost for the hospital.”
Mazor also recently fulfilled orders for the PROlat application in Spain and Australia and continues to see a lot of interest for this procedural solution in the international markets.
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