La Source Clinic
The Clinic's equipment
The Neuro Orthopaedic Centre, in collaboration with the La Source clinic, is the first hospital in Europe to acquire the Mazor XTM, a collaborative robot for spinal surgery.
In the form of a robotic arm, Mazor XTM supports and stabilizes a surgical instrument by bringing it to the point of entry and into the ideal trajectory previously planned by the surgeon. This “third arm” of the surgeon is tireless, precise and controlled by his master: it allows the operator to concentrate fully on the most delicate part of the operation, the part of the gesture that requires the penetration of an instrument into the bone structures near the nerves and vital organs.
This technology allows them to reduce the irradiation of patients, surgeons and the healthcare team.
The O-Arm and Stealth Station
The O-arm© is a 3D imaging system designed specifically for spinal surgery. A real mobile scanner used in the operating room, the O-arm© is coupled to a GPS navigation system that allows the location and acquisition of three-dimensional images during the operation.
The most delicate part of an intervention can therefore be carried out under computer-assisted guidance. Dr. Boscherini is the first neurosurgeon to use O-Arm in Switzerland and the second in Europe, in collaboration with the Clinique de La Source, which equipped itself with this revolutionary system in August 2009.
This surgical technique allows a high precision of execution, an immediate feedback during the operation and a safety of the surgical procedure for the surgeons. For the patient, the speed of data transmission allows to shorten the anesthesia time and thus his recovery.
The EOS is a conventional X-ray scanner, but it has highly sophisticated detectors. In just 20 to 30 seconds, he takes several very accurate pictures of the whole person standing upright. The computer then reconstructs a single image and quickly calculates and provides valuable data. Another major advantage is that EOS exposes to 10 to 100 times less radiation than a conventional radio.
Thanks to the calculation of the sagittal balance (balance between the pelvis and the spine) patients can benefit from a detailed analysis of their posture and the characteristics of their anatomy.
In the case of an operation involving the placement of implants, this consideration of the sagittal balance is essential, it makes it possible to adapt as well as possible to the anatomy of each patient and thus to reduce the risks of persistent pain after the operation.