NuVasive Releases Virtual Reality Training for Single-Position Lateral Spine Surgery
NuVasive, Inc., (NASDAQ: NUVA), is a leader in spine technology innovation. Its mission is to transform surgery, advance healthcare, and change lives. The Company's minimally invasive, integrated surgical solutions are clinically tested and proven to produce reproducible results. The Company's extensive procedural portfolio includes surgical tools, spinal implants and fixation systems. It also offers software for surgical planning and navigation. NuVasive employs approximately 2,700 people and has operations in over 50 countries, serving patients, surgeons, and hospitals.
On October 21 2021, NuVasive, announced the release of a new virtual reality (VR), training module for its NuVasive X360.
PrecisionOS, developers a medical-grade VR learning platform for surgeons, has created the NuVasive X360VR training module. It integrates the Company’s complete lateral approach to single position spine surgery which includes XLIF, XALIF, XFixation, and XFIXATION. The virtual simulation simulates the entire procedural workflow. This allows surgeons, academic institutions, as well as sales representatives, remote access to the NuVasive's advanced, less invasive surgical techniques. The platform is available in 20 languages and supports NuVasive's globalization efforts to be the world leader in single-position spinal surgery. The platform also provides data insights that help NuVasive improve its surgical methods and how surgeons learn best.
Chief commercial officer at NuVasive, Massimo Calafiore says that NuVasive's partnership with PrecisionOS reflects a long-standing commitment for surgeon training and education in order to promote the use of less invasive surgical techniques like X360. As surgeon partners and sales representatives work together to improve surgery, advance care and patient lives, VR learning is a great way to enhance the training of the sales team and surgeon partners.
PrecisionOS, a leading provider of medical education technology in the field of orthopedic surgery, is an internationally recognized leader. PrecisionOS is the only VR simulation provider in the orthopedic surgery market that has received multiple Level 1 publications.
Dr. Danny Goel is the PrecisionOS CEO and founder. He also describes himself as an orthopedic surgeon. The company is proud to support NuVasive's best-in-class training and clinical education programs, as well the PrecisionOS VR technology designed for the operating room. This immersive module for single-position spine surgery is the first of its kind. It offers a unique and immersive experience that allows learners to gain precision and detail in order to safely perform this procedure and improve patient outcomes.