Proprio highlights first use of its spine surgery technology

Seattle-based medical technology company Proprio highlighted the first use of its surgical technology platform Paradigm during a spine surgery.

The surgery was performed by Richard Bransford, MD, of the University of Washington in Seattle, on a patient with a high-grade spondylolisthesis (slipped disk), as well as foraminal stenosis (compression of spinal nerves), the company said.

Paradigm is a navigation platform enabled by lightfield imaging technology that provides real-time 3D views of the spine and surrounding environment. The technology was originally developed for lunar mapping by NASA and enables surgeons to navigate around, under, and between vertebrae for precise screw and tool placement, Proprio said.

Paradigm secured U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance earlier this year and is currently being used in select hospitals across the U.S. and abroad, the company noted.

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