MAXIMUM ACCESS SURGICAL PLATFORM
Minimally invasive procedures made possible by Minimally Disruptive Spine Surgery
MAS (Maximum Access Surgery) System potentially allow surgeons to successfully treat back pain and deformity with the least amount of interruption while achieving the same surgical objectives as open surgeries. These technologies have been developed out of the advances made in the field of orthopedic minimal access surgeries over the past two decades. Video cameras, x-rays, detailed anatomy imaging, computer-assisted navigation, specially designed instruments and precise diagnostic tools provide alternatives to conventional open spine surgery that may minimize patient recovery time and pain.
MAS procedures mean surgeons may achieve the same results and objectives of traditional surgery with imaging systems, tiny cameras and skin incisions no longer than thumbnails. Muscle is left intact and only separated, or split, along natural divisions to reach the affected area. Special live-action x-ray machines guide surgeons to exact locations on the spine, rendering moot any need to open the site for clear visualization and location of the spinal problem. MAS products provide surgeons the ability to work precisely in smaller surgical fields with significantly less tissue trauma.
The potential patient benefits of MAS procedures can offer patients physical, psychological, emotional and aesthetic advantages that make surgery less daunting.