Navigation in Spinal Surgery: An Advantageous Tool of the Trade

Learning to use a modern surgical navigation system improves efficiency, accuracy and care quality, says orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist Shane Burch, MD. Offering tips from his own experience in both complex and minimally invasive procedures, he explains navigation’s benefits – which include reducing radiation exposure, highlighting individual anatomy and supporting tasks such as screw placement – as well as how to avoid common user errors.


March 15, 2022

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Shane Burch, MD, MS, FRCSC

Shane Burch, MD, MS, FRCSC

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Shane Burch is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating spinal deformities, degenerative spine conditions and cancers involving the spine. During his residency, Burch became interested in the treatment of spine disease and ...

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