Is augmented reality ready for prime time as a surgical modality in orthopedic surgery?

In an article regarding AR, Stephen B. Murphy, MD, associate professor in orthopedic surgery at Tufts University Medical School in Boston noted: New surgical planning and AR lens applications based on this novel technology can leverage the capabilities of the headsets to provide surgical-grade function, resulting in FDA clearance for patient-specific AR guidance systems in [...]

2021-10-26T07:09:13-07:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: New Technology|

Augmented reality puts holograms, data at fingertips of surgeons

Currently used in total hip, knee and shoulder replacement, as well as certain spine surgery procedures, sources who spoke with Orthopedics Today said the use of AR (augmented reality) could be expanded to include other surgical procedures. “You could make an argument to use it on everything, because any time you are adding information, you [...]

2021-10-26T06:54:04-07:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: New Technology|

FundamentalVR unveils soft tissue capabilities that will kill off the cadaver in surgical training

FundamentalVR, pioneers in immersive VR surgical skills training and skills data analytics, have recently unveiled further advancements on the Fundamental Surgery platform. These advancements provide a level of realism that produces a credible complement and alternative to traditional (cadaveric) medical education methods (by) leveraging full force feedback kinesthetic haptics, high-fidelity graphics and 3D spatial technology. [...]

2021-10-14T12:41:36-07:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: New Technology|

First Ever Knee Replacement with “Smart” Implant Enables Remote Patient Monitoring

As reported on Oct 12, 2021,New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery completed the first knee replacement with a smart implant capable of measuring and transmitting data on patient steps, walking speed, range of motion etc. enabling remote monitoring. Surgeons Peter Sculco, MD, and Fred Cushner, MD, performed the procedure using the Persona IQ implant, [...]

2021-10-14T11:13:40-07:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: New Technology|

FDA Grants 510(K) Clearance to Insight’s Wearable Surgical Navigation System

According to a company press release, ARVIS is the first wearable surgical navigation system to be approved for both hip and knee procedures and is designed to improve component positioning precision in joint arthroplasty. Source Surgical navigation technologies will be discussed at ISTA's Emerging Technologies in Arthroplasty™: Advancing Outcomes virtual meeting on October 30th.

2021-10-12T20:40:36-07:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: New Technology|