A Kick for

In March 2023, Brainlab donated a new Kick® surgical navigation system and training to the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute in Tanzania in cooperation with Right.Brain and the Weill Cornell Medicine Tanzania Neurosurgery Project.

Spine Navigation is the basis for the digitalization of entire spine surgery workflow

Weill Cornell Medicine Tanzania Neurosurgery Project

Roger Härtl, MD and his team trained local surgeons to perform basic neurosurgical procedures using locally available equipment and resources. His team conducted hands-on training of doctors in Tanzania, empowering them with a high level of expertise in the management of neurosurgical disorders and procedures.

Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute

Since 1996, the autonomous, 362-bed Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) has worked to provide patients with high-quality, equitable, affordable and accessible services in the fields of orthopaedics, traumatology and neurosurgery.

Spine and Trauma Navigation with automatic intraoperative image registration, e.g. with Ziehm Vision RFD 3D scans
Brainlab Spine Navigation integrates instruments for image guided spine surgery

The country of Tanzania

In 2022, Tanzania was ranked 160 out of 191 countries by the Human Development Index, making it a low-development country. Although Tanzania is one of the more economically and politically stable countries in East Africa, almost 70 percent of its more than 60 million inhabitants live below the poverty line. Tanzania’s population also has some of the lowest rates of access to health personnel in the world.

Mission trip to Tanzania

In March 2023, two dedicated Brainlab employees traveled to Tanzania and joined Roger Härtl’s installation team onsite at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute. Together they Installed our Kick system, trained the staff and provided support during the first surgeries. Brainlab will continue offering support to Muhimbili via the Right.Brain foundation on a long-term basis.

Carbon reference clamp for reduced artifacts and use on every level of the spine