Stryker bolsters sports medicine imaging platform: 5 things to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | March 13, 2019 | Print  |

Stryker launched new visualization tools for arthroscopic hip procedures.


Five things to know:

1. The new tools include the HipCheck, HipMap, 1688 Advanced Imaging Modalities 4K Visualization Platform and Connected OR Hub. The new technologies are designed to help surgeons visualize anatomy intraoperatively as well as conduct preoperative planning customized for individual patients.

2. The HipCheck platform is an interactive tablet that integrates into the OR workflow and can calculate intraoperative measurements that improve accuracy for measuring bone deformities. The HipMap 3D imaging tool also improves preoperative planning.

3. The 1688 AIM 4K Platform is approved for use in other specialties and offers enhancement like auto-light technology and 4K resolution and fluorescence. The system also features Stryker's proprietary auto-light technology to correct poor lighting in posterior compartments.

4. Designed to improve standardization in the operating room, the Connected OR Hub fully integrates into the tower. The platform records, streams and prints images, and surgeons can customize profiles to their preferred settings.

5. Stryker debuted the new technologies at the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

"The Connected OR Hub is a huge improvement with works stored in our electronic medical records," said Benjamin Ma, MD, chief of UCSF Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service in San Francisco.

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