Increasing Availability of Lateral Access Spinal Surgery Training: Georgia Tech Spring 2021 Capstone Design Expo’s “Vertebros”

Lateral access has become the preferred, minimally invasive method for lumbar spinal surgery. Entering the torso from the side significantly shortens patient recovery times and lessens tissue trauma thanks to a smaller incision requirement.   Thorough surgical training programs are required to ensure physicians avoid localized damage to nerves in the pathway between the incision…