Stryker Receives FDA Clearance for Spine Surgery Planning and Navigation Platform


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Stryker has announced FDA 510(k) clearance for the Q Guidance System, an advanced intraoperative planning and guidance system for use during spine surgery, according to a company statement.

The Q Guidance System is designed with multiple tracking options, software algorithms, intelligent instrumentation and a high-performance navigation camera, which provides surgeons with a procedural ecosystem during image-guided spine surgery, according to the release.

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“The versatility of the Q Guidance System will help streamline our technologies across multiple specialties such as Skull, Spine, ENT and Orthopedics,” Robbie Robinson, president of the spine division at Stryker, said in the statement. “The system is designed for future compatibility with a fully integrated ecosystem, generating more value for our customers. With a robust product pipeline in place, we are well positioned to deliver a complete end-to-end platform to our surgeon customers, with the ability to integrate robotics and smart wearable instruments in the future.


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