Text and Data Mining valid from 2017-06-27
Received: 10 January 2017
Accepted: 16 June 2017
First Online: 27 June 2017
Compliance with ethical standards
: Dr. Paul Holman, senior author, holds a consulting agreement with Medtronic, but has no conflict of interest concerning the materials or methods used in this study. The remaining authors have no financial interest with either company, and have no conflict of interest concerning the materials or methods used in this study.Synaptive hardware including the brightmatter drive and guide, and Storz S1 camera were provided by Synaptive Medical.Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE) Laboratory space and personnel, cadaver procurement and handling, and Medtronic hardware including Stealth S7 station, O-Arm, and image-guided instruments were funded by Medtronic as part of a prescheduled regional product demonstration. They granted us unconditional access to one specimen and all tools necessary to conduct this specific study outside of their immediate product demonstration.Neither Synaptive Medical nor Medtronic organizations were involved with design, conduct, preparation, review, or approval of the study and manuscript.