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Bolt® Navigation Publication in The Spine Journal of Prospective Accuracy Study

In a first-of-its-kind prospective, cross-sectional accuracy study demonstrated the accuracy of the Bolt® Navigation System as compared to legacy CT-based navigation.


Concord, MA, May 28, 2024 – Bolt® Navigation, a privately-held leading developer of handheld surgical navigation systems, announced today the publication of a first-of-its-kind prospective, cross-sectional study comparing the accuracy of the Bolt Navigation System to legacy CT-based navigation.  The study published in The Spine Journal noted that the Bolt System offered, “a new option for pedicle screw navigation in the thoracolumbar spine at a lower cost but with the same accuracy as CT-Nav.”  The Bolt handheld navigation system also showed, “superior accuracy compared to fluoroscopic assistance, without the need for repetitive fluoroscopic imaging.”

Pedicle screw placement has been a known challenge with reported misplacement rates of 10% and higher. The handheld Bolt Navigation System provides accuracy without the cost and complexity of legacy navigation.

“We appreciate the study design that Dr. Arts and his colleagues developed and the rigor with which they conducted the study.  It allowed for a head-to-head comparison of Bolt to legacy CT-based navigation,” said Patrick West, CEO of Bolt Navigation. “Image guided navigation is the gold standard of care and this study demonstrates that Bolt offers exceptional accuracy with the potential for meaningfully less radiation exposure to the surgeon, staff and patient.  We are proud of the results of the study and of our ability to offer cost-effective navigation solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing surgical workflows, that are an ideal fit for the hospitals and ASC setting.”


About Bolt

Revolutionizing precision, affordability, and safety, our handheld products empower and enhance a surgeon’s capabilities with cutting edge technology that meaningfully reduces radiation exposure, fits seamlessly into the surgical workflow, are cost-effective and implant agnostic.  Our mission is to benefit patients around the world by making cutting edge navigation available to skilled surgeons in any setting, anyplace in the world.  Smaller, Safer, Faster, Better.

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