HOW IS IT PERFORMED
MATRIX arthroplasty offers both the surgeon and the patient an exciting experience based on “augmented reality” technology.
An automatic three-dimensional representation of the bone structure around the knee joint and their anatomical landmarks allow the surgeon to accurately plan the placement of prostheses in special “augmented reality” glasses.
During surgery, this virtual model, located in front of the surgeon’s vision and interacting with physical environment in the surgical field, aligns with the patient’s bone, allowing the surgeon to pinpoint the location of the implant, ensuring accurate alignment with the preoperative design. The images from the augmented reality glasses enhance the surgeon’s senses and improve his perception in the space.
The levels of osteotomies in the femur and tibia are oriented to the mechanical axis of the limb that is individualized per patient and are calculated with absolute accuracy according to anatomical data obtained with specific recording indicators. In a recent study, the use of new technology showed a 98.9% implant placement identification relative to the mechanical shaft.
Augmented reality image data has changed the overall arthroplasty technique that is now performed with great precision, minimal surgical error, more efficient and safer for patients who experience minimal postoperative pain and discomfort from surgery.