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Virtual and Augmented Reality in Spine Surgery: An Era of Immersive Healthcare

By Admin | September 11, 2023


In the dynamic realm of spinal surgery, the integration of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies is heralding a transformative era. These cutting-edge tools are not only reshaping the training landscape for surgical trainees, offering immersive and interactive experiences but are also enhancing the surgical precision of seasoned professionals in the operating room. While the potential of VR and AR is vast, their adoption is tempered by significant costs and challenges in seamless integration. As the spinal surgery community looks ahead, it becomes imperative to emphasize the validation, reliability, and thorough cost-benefit analysis of these technologies. This article delves into the current applications, benefits, challenges, and future trajectories of VR and AR in spinal surgery, underscoring their pivotal role in the evolution of immersive healthcare.



Spinal surgery represents a unique convergence of precision, coordination, and extensive anatomical knowledge. The steep learning curve and the high stakes of error are well-known challenges in this field. [1]. Yet, the continuous forward march of technology has produced tools like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) that not only assist in surmounting these challenges but also enable exciting new possibilities in minimally invasive and complex procedures [2]. These technological advancements, often associated with the gaming industry and the realm of...(More)

For more info please read, Virtual and Augmented Reality in Spine Surgery: An Era of Immersive Healthcare, by Cureus

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