Trauma Navigation Application

Image-Guided Trauma Surgery

Brainlab Trauma Navigation covers all main trauma indications, enabling first pass accuracy and reduced X-Ray exposure

Brainlab Trauma Navigation for image-guided trauma surgery
Navigated  trauma surgery showing distal interlocking on tibia on fluoroscopic images

Enabling First Pass Accuracy

Brainlab Trauma Navigation addresses the demand for simple intraoperative visualization, planning, and targeting. Continuous tracking of surgical instruments and implants relative to any pre- and intraoperatively acquired 2D and 3D images makes it a straightforward and reliable method to help ensure first pass accuracy¹ and potentially lower O.R. time.

  • Navigation in all main Trauma indications
  • Applicable for 2D and 3D image modalities
  • Suited for less invasive approaches
Navigated trauma surgery on femur shaft fracture on fluoroscopic images

Decreased X-Ray Exposure

Brainlab Trauma Navigation enables reduction of X-Ray exposure to the surgical team and the patient.¹ Through real time visualization of instrument entry points, trajectories and fracture reductions can be planned and targeted on 2D and 3D images. The need for constant verification by acquiring numerous fluoroscopic images is diminished.

  • Radiation reduction to surgical team and patient
  • Real time visualization of instruments
  • Planning of entry points, trajectories and fracture reduction
Simple 2D C-arm image registration with xSpot for navigated trauma surgery applies to indications such as long bone fractures, articular fractures or proximal femur fractures

Simple 2D Image Registration

Fracture treatment requires immediate and accurate action. Therefore, intraoperative registration of 2D C-arm images is a crucial step in Trauma Navigation. With the handheld, autoclavable device xSpot fluoroscopic image registration becomes easier than ever. Reliable and accurate image data is ready for navigation within seconds.

  • Minimally-invasive, intraoperative registration of conventional fluoroscopic images with the xSpot
  • Supports all common 2D C-arms
  • Fast, reliable, easy-to-use
Spine and Trauma Navigation with automatic intraoperative image registration, e.g. with Ziehm Vision RFD 3D scans

Automatic 3D Image Registration

In Trauma surgery, 3D C-arm imaging lends itself especially to difficult clinical cases. With Brainlab Trauma Navigation minimally-invasive, intraoperative automatic registration of 3D C-arm scans is a fast and easy process with Fluoro 3D. After automatic image registration, navigation can begin.

  • Minimally-invasive, automatic registration of 3D C-arm scans
  • Rapid, real-time, information-rich navigation
  • Particularly for difficult clinical issues
Brainlab Trauma Navigation covers all major Trauma indications such as long bone fractures, articular fractures, osteosynthesis, distal interlocking and SI screw placement

Comprehensive Indication Range

Brainlab has adapted the scope of Trauma Navigation to meet the challenges trauma surgeons face in their daily practice. Brainlab Trauma Navigation covers all major Trauma indications. For implant navigation in long bone fractures, navigation delivers information to support accurate first pass targeting and fracture reduction and to control axis, length and rotation, also compared to the non-fractured side. For articular fractures, the software guides the surgeon to remain inside the bone and to protect nearby joints.

  • Long bone fractures
  • Articular fractures, such as growth plate fractures
  • Spinal trauma
  • Minimal invasive targeting
Integrated navigation-ready instruments for computer-assisted surgery

Clever Instrument Integration

The integration of dedicated implants into Trauma Navigation helps to extend the potential of many less invasive implant lines. Targeting entry points on the smallest access paths or placing interlocked plates while virtually verifying implant and fragment positions is just a click away. The open platform principle of Brainlab Trauma Navigation enables almost any instrument to be manually calibrated for navigation by attaching universal adapter clamps.

  • Follows standard clinical workflows
  • Complete portfolio of Brainlab navigated instruments
  • Integration of Synthes LISS, LCP/DCP-DF and LFN implant lines
  • Integration of generic instruments via universal adapter clamps


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A Study in Cadavers, J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Aug;90(8):1628-36