Fluoroscopy in Open Reduction & Internal Fixation (ORIF) trauma procedures: It’s the Gold Standard but Can you Trust What you See?
- Image intensifiers are frequently used in trauma procedures as an intra-operative navigation tool. This technology is used through the procedure for fracture reduction, pin/wire placement, and implant fixation.
- Did you know image intensifier distortion can significantly alter the intended trajectory of a guidewire? Ward, et. al. found this deviation was approximately 10mm if the guidewire was aimed from the extremity of the image!1
- Considering the general incidence of non- or mal-union in common trauma procedures is reported to range from 1.9% to over 20%2,3,4,5,6 the influence of distortion is likely a contributing factor.
OPERATE AT EASE: TRUST YOUR FLUORO + CONFIRM YOUR ALIGNMENT + IMPROVE YOUR EFFICIENCY
The Future of ORIF Trauma Surgeries is Here.
Universal by design, this App can be used in any trauma procedures to:
- Correct Distortion
- Confirm Reduction and Alignment using multiple tools
- Reduce eye-balling of instrument Trajectories
- Improve Efficiency
Training Orthopedic Surgeons?
- Interactive operating training application
- Review, Discuss and Present cases
- Improve trainee’s efficiency and accuracy
Three simple and intuitive steps
ALIGNMENT & REDUCTION
Trust in non-distorted images
Assess Overall Alignment
Save time and radiation with Virtual Guide Wire by projecting trajectory
Measure screw lengths and optimally place implants by calibrating of images