Surgeons used holographic ‘x-ray imaginative and prescient’ glasses to carry out a complete hip alternative at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, a primary for the hospital and one of many first within the nation to make use of new augmented actuality (AR) steering expertise for hip arthroplasty.
The system tasks 3D holograms onto particular headgear that lets physicians “see into” the affected person’s physique throughout a process. Surgical devices, anatomy and joint implants contained in the affected person are seen to the surgeon in actual time.
“Augmented actuality is a strong instrument to be used in joint alternative surgical procedure. It’s our hope that developments like it will result in additional enchancment in sufferers’ mobility,” stated orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jimmy Chow, who led the group performing the primary augmented actuality process at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus.
Abrazo Scottsdale Campus CEO Naman Mahajan acknowledged the hospital’s progress of complicated surgical capabilities. “Abrazo has invested in our hospital and supported improvements in affected person care. That is one other step ahead and we’re excited concerning the prospects augmented actuality could carry for our sufferers,” he stated.
“That is the stuff of science fiction. Surgeons have all the time needed to restrict how minimally invasive a surgical procedure is, primarily based on how a lot they can see. With AR, the surgeon can see every thing with out the incision. This expertise offers us the potential to make surgical procedure even much less invasive, whereas bettering the precision of the work,” added Dr. Chow, who’s medical director of orthopedics at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and Nationwide Medical Director, Orthopedic Service Line for Tenet Well being, Abrazo’s dad or mum group.
Throughout the minimally invasive surgical procedure, surgeons function by way of small incisions. The holograms are helpful in offering a wider, three-dimensional surgical visual view. It helps the surgeon align and place the acetabular part (hip socket) within the correct orientation in line with a person’s anatomy.
“The surgical procedure went nice! This expertise is de facto superior and really totally different from present working room expertise,” stated Dr. Chow. The hip alternative was carried out on a 65-year-old male affected person.
Dr. Chow defined the brand new system has the potential to remodel the best way surgical procedure is carried out.
“The corporate behind this method, HipInsight, has partnered with Microsoft to create this groundbreaking expertise. Utilizing Microsoft’s Hololens 2, the HipInsight augmented actuality guided system is the primary FDA-cleared surgical platform for joint alternative to be contained solely inside a head-mounted gadget,” famous Dr. Chow.
The augmented actuality system acquired FDA 510(ok) clearance in January 2021.
Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 E. Bell Rd., is a 120-bed full service hospital with one of the various surgical robotics packages within the state. Along with complicated orthopedic and backbone procedures, together with common surgical procedure, the hospital features a 24/7 emergency division, intensive care and different companies for offering take care of residents of the Northeast Valley and past. For extra info on Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, go to AbrazoHealth.com.