O-Arm-based image guidance in minimally invasive spine surgery: Technical note

Ali A. Baaj, Joshua Beckman, Donald A. Smith

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Three-dimensional (3D) image guidance technology is gaining popularity in spine surgery. The O-Arm navigation platform, which relies on cone-beam CT images acquired in the operative position, represents the most recent advancement in this field. We report our technique for MIS pedicle screw insertion using the O-Arm system and present two illustrative cases. We used percutaneous technique for short construct cases and "transfascial" technique for long-construct cases. O-Arm based navigation in minimally invasive spine surgery is safe and feasible. This technology may improve surgical accuracy and clinical outcomes but long term prospective studies are needed to validate this.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Image guidance
  • Minimally invasive
  • O-Arm
  • Pedicle screws
  • Spine fusion
  • XLIF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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