New evidence on MIS MySpine MC: a safe minimally invasive solution in the midline cortical approach

New evidence on MIS MySpine MC: a safe minimally invasive solution in the midline cortical approach

MySpine is an innovative MIS patient-specific surgical platform, specifically designed to match your personal spinal anatomy in order to improve clinical outcomes and hasten your recovery after a spinal fusion surgery.


Thanks to its muscle-sparing technique, muscles are gently manipulated and a small skin incision is performed. The Minimally Invasive approach can potentially reduce the surgical trauma compared to other techniques, because back muscles are preserved, leading to:

  • Decreased post-operative pain [2,3]
  • Shorter rehabilitation [2,3]
  • Shorter hospital stay [2,3]
  • Faster return to daily activities [1,2,3]
  • Small skin scar [2,3]
  • Less blood loss [2,3]
  • Reduced complications [4]

Furthermore, the most recent study on MIS MySpine MC demonstrates the positive impact on the healthcare systems since its adoption.

Dr. Marengo and Dr. Petrone have recently published the following documentation:
  1. A detailed operative video (Abstract) depicting the advantages of a 3D preoperative planning, the surgical approach and the innovative 3D printed technology for a guided procedure. 
  2. A retrospective study (Abstract) which reports that MIS MySpine MC allows for a limited soft tissue dissection, while increasing the pedicle screw position accuracy for a safe, minimally invasive surgical technique. In this study, the MIS MySpine MC technique, compared to free-hand CBT, leads to a significant reduction of the following parameters: 
  • procedural time (-34%)
  • X-ray dose (-33%)
  • hospital stay (-37%)

Moreover, the guided technique led to:

  • NO complications
  • improved accuracy (+15%)
This is further evidence that MIS MySpine MC is a safe and minimally invasive personalized technique.
[1] Matsukawa K. et al., Cortical pedicle screw trajectory technique using 3D printed patient-specific-guide, M.O.R.E. Journal, September 2018. 
[2] Marengo N. et al., Cortical Bone Trajectory Screw Placement Accuracy with a Patient-Matched 3-Dimensional Printed Guide in Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Clinical Study, WORLD NEUROSURGERY, June 2019 
[3] Marengo N. et al., Cortical Bone Trajectory Screws in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Maximal Muscle Sparing—A Prospective Comparative Study with the Traditional Open Technique, Clinical Study, February 2018 
[4] Petrone S. et al., Cortical bone trajectory technique’s outcomes and procedures for posterior lumbar fusion: A retrospective study, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, April 2020