Nexmed Healthcare Solutions has partnered with Materialise, the world’s leading provider of 2D digital pre-operative planning and templating solutions to bring OrthoView to Surgeons throughout South Africa.
When it comes to innovation, Materialise has always been a frontrunner and a global leader in the field of pre-operative planning since 2002. Materialise incorporates 30 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest and most complete 3D printing facilities in the world.
2D Pre-operative planning is the digital planning of a patient’s orthopaedic procedure, utilizing smart software and the patient’s specific X-ray images. The X-ray images are uploaded into the software which utilizes advanced algorithms and tools to analyse and plan the surgery within different orthopaedic subspecialties.
The use of digital radiography is becoming more prevalent in orthopaedics. Whereas 3D surgical planning is becoming the new standard in the management of complex surgeries, 2D surgical planning is becoming the standard in the planning of typical orthopaedic procedures.
“The future of digital planning is very exciting; it will become the norm for all hip and knee replacement surgery” – Dr Ross Barker Specialist Hip and Trauma Surgeon.
The use of 2D pre-operative planning allows the surgeon to forego manual, time intensive methods of planning and provides a surgical blueprint which can be shared with the patient, the surgical team, the hospital and implant supplier, prior to ever entering the operating theatre.
Used by over 15 000 surgeons around the world, and having contributed to the planning of more than 6 000 000 orthopaedic procedures, OrthoView gives surgeons the tools to plan their orthopaedic procedures efficiently and effectively, prior to operating on the patient.
This allows for better surgical planning, reduced time in the operating theatre, and a more predictable patient outcome.
The use of digital templating can highlight intra-operative difficulties before surgery, resulting in fewer complications arising during surgery. This allows surgeons to make faster decisions in the operating theatre. Choosing the right implant before surgery also brings benefits for healthcare providers because inventory or competent stock can be more efficiently and effectively managed.
OrthoView provides a plan that can be shared between the various individuals involved in the surgery, thereby instilling confidence that the necessary implants and instruments are available prior to the start of the surgery, which is critical for the success of the procedure.
OrthoView recommends initial component placement and sizing to streamline and speed up your digital planning process.
Benefit from a more precise initial prosthesis template positioning and sizing thanks to enhanced detection algorithms.
When you are prepared, you have a greater confidence in the clinical outcome.
Hospital staff and implant suppliers are sufficiently informed about the selected prosthesis and instrumentation required.
Staff and equipment needs can be optimally planned for in advance.
Have the right implant for the right patient at the right time.
Routinely performing a systematic digital pre-operative plan helps identify appropriate sizing and placement of the prosthesis and reduces complications, thereby leading to improved biomechanical function (and a happier, pain free patient).