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Inland Northwest Spine adds new robotic microscope

Modus V said to ease surgeries, allow student viewing of operations. Virginia Thomas – July 2nd, 2020 – The Spokesman Business Journal Inland Northwest Spine & Neurosurgery PLLC, of Coeur d’Alene, has a new piece of operating room equipment that orthopedic surgeon Dr. Douglas Blaty says is a vast improvement over previous tools. The Modus V digital microscope, produced by Toronto-based Synaptive Medical, is hands-free and robotically controlled. Its robotic arm moves automatically based on the position of surgical instruments that are wirelessly tethered to the system. The microscope can be linked to a monitor so that the surgical field… Read More

‘A Form of A Robotic Microscope’: Idaho Physician Uses Exoscope To Perform Surgeries On Patients

Treva Lind – April 9, 2020 – The Spokesman-Review Link By the time Paul Huling needed surgery last fall, he couldn’t use his left arm. Huling first noticed a problem a few weeks before when he woke up with what felt like a stiff, sore neck. Soon, pain and tingling progressed. It started extending from his neck into his shoulder, then spreading down the limb. The discomfort became so intense, he couldn’t sleep. “One day I woke up with a stiff neck, and it just felt like I slept on it wrong,” said Huling, 53, who lives in Osburn, Idaho…. Read More