Stryker Launches Q Guidance System with Spine Guidance Software

KALAMAZOO, Michigan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stryker (NYSE: SYK), one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, today announced the launch of its Q Guidance System for spine applications. The system combines new optical tracking options provided by a redesigned state-of-the-art camera with sophisticated algorithms from new spinal guidance software to deliver more surgical planning and navigation capabilities than ever before. When used with the Q Guidance System, the Spine Guidance Software is designed as an intraoperative planning and guidance system to enable open or percutaneous computer-assisted surgery and is the premier navigation software in the spine to receive FDA clearance for use in pediatric patients 13 years of age and older. .

“The Q guidance system offers state-of-the-art tracking options with its 4e FP8000 generation camera, and Spine Guidance software enables advanced planning and computer-assisted execution,” said Robbie Robinson, Spine Division President. “With the addition of the Q Guidance System, customers now have access to a robust solution that includes imaging, guidance and instruments that is fully integrated and designed to meet complex customer needs. In the years to come, our goal is to use the versatility of this system to help advance our technologies in multiple specialties including skull, spine, ENT and orthopedics. »

Q Guidance offers surgeons many benefits, including:

  • A proprietary camera: The Q Guidance System features a 4th generation FP8000 camera that offers unparalleled speeds and the flexibility of multiple optical tracking methods, including hybrid active/passive full-spectrum optical tracking.1 It is the only guidance system with proprietary active technology and non-invasive patient tracking system, SpineMask.
  • Image processing: The spine guidance software offers completely redesigned applications, semi-automatic and automatic processing functionality, gesture recognition and wide compatibility with different types of image sets.
  • Spine guidance software: Spine Guidance software is designed to help surgeons optimize their workflow, minimize their time in the OR, and make complex clinical decisions and techniques intraoperatively. Its computing power is designed to support our spine product and software roadmap. We intend to develop and release new technologies within the Q ecosystem.

“In my experience, Spine Guidance Software really simplifies preoperative planning, navigation, and execution,” said Stephen George, MD, director of spine surgery, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. “From what I’ve seen, the Q Guidance System is a powerful platform that has delivered reliability and performance in an easily scalable solution for a wide range of surgical procedures, ranging from single-level fusion to multi-level deformity correction.When used with the Airo TruCT scanner, the spine guidance software is designed to minimize the time spent on intraoperative planning, thanks to its automatic segmentation capability, while also allowing us to be able to visualize the patient in the surgical position.Its intuitive and customizable software allows us to configure the system according to our preferences.

Stryker will showcase the Q Guidance System and provide demonstrations at several upcoming meetings, including:

  • 2022 Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Annual Forum in Las Vegas, September 29-October 29. 1, 2022 (booth #206, #208, #210)

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 2022 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, October 8-12, 2022 (Booth #419)

  • North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting in Chicago, October 12-15, 2022 (Booth #4211)

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is committed to improving healthcare. The company provides innovative medical and surgical, neurotechnology, orthopedic and spine products and services that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Alongside customers around the world, Stryker reaches more than 100 million patients each year. More information is available at

Dr. Stephen G. George is a paid consultant to Stryker. His statements represent his own opinions based on his personal experience and are not necessarily those of Stryker. Individual results may vary.


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