Dr. Raiszadeh describes how O-arm® technology is used to treat back pain.
The O-arm® is a 3-D, doughnut shaped machine that allows me to see the entire spine in 360 degrees. So what it does is, I can see the front part, the back side, the left side, the right side – all in one view because it allows me a 360 degree image, and the way I see this is portrayed on to this image on this side. So it’s a perfect tool that allows the entire anatomy to be put on one sort of screen.
The images are projected on to this screen so I can intraoperatively visualize all of the dimensions of the spine. So not only do I have one image, I can play around with the tools that I can put four or five different images on there so when I am placing the instrument, the screws, or the rods, or the cages, I have oblique views, which are side views, which are different views that allows me to make sure when I am placing a screw; when I am placing a cage it’s under 100% accuracy and that screen allows me to play around with these.
It’s a videogame if you will, it’s a videogame that allows me to turn the image to the right side, left side; it allows me to have the full view of the spine to make sure I am putting the instruments in the right place.
About Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh, M.D.:
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the complex field of adult spinal surgery. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he received the Paul Harrington Award for Research. He also completed a specialized internship and residency program at Baylor before achieving the highest level of medical education and fellowship training at the University of Texas Medical School. During this fellowship, under the directorship of multiple neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons, he became skilled in treating all forms of pediatric and adult spinal conditions.