I was severely injured by a surgeon using the Mazor Renaissance System. I would be interested in hearing from anyone else on this post that has there lives turned upside down by them.
I had 18 screws put in with multiple badly misaligned, two of them within my spinal canal. All the screws were removed prematurely at five months, leaving me with multiple levels with a nonunion and no hardware, causing my entire lumbar to be destroyed with screw tracts ruined, coronal planes ruined, PI vs Lordosis significant and flat back on top the nerve injury.
The pain is excruciating, simply disabling torture. Think of having 18 screws put into your back and removed with nothing to hold it in place.
The surgeon who did this to me actually promoted for purchase the system to the hospital I was injured at. He does YouTube videos for them and teaches and promotes the system. I found out that despite the 98.3% guidance accuracy they advertise, that inn my case the surgeon did not even report the incident, which has devastated my life and that of my wife. Had to have three major open spine back surgeries, two months ago in an effort to fix some of the damage and will need at least one more.
Eleven days in the hospital, every day now in bed laying on clay ice pads, the wife is heartbroken, I am devastated. The surgeon has a vested interest in not reporting incidents or errors. In the coming weeks I hope to bring out the full story of Mazor appealing actions following being told of this. Patient safety is referred to risk management. I want to speak with Medtronic before posting more to see if the culture has changed. Mazor ruined my life.