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Dr. Vigdorchik Named Among the Ten Orthopedic Surgeons to Know

Becker’s Spine Review names Dr. Vigdorchik among the ten orthopedic surgeons to know.

Augmented Reality Helping Doctors Perform Surgeries With More Precision

Augmented reality (AR) is now being used to help doctors be more precise in their practices. But at first glance, the technology involved might look like a strange headset. But then, you notice the camera and when you put it on, it projects images in your field of vision. AR is technology that superimposes a computer-generated image into your view of the world. It’s now being used for surgery.

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Augmented Reality Used in Knee-Replacement Surgery in a U.S. First

A surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York recently performed the first knee-replacement surgeries in the U.S. using augmented reality.

Jonathan Vigdorchik, M.D. , last month replaced the knees of two patients, who suffered severe arthritis in their knee joints, while using special glasses that enabled him to review crucial surgical data while performing the operations.

Living With Osteoarthritis: The Importance of Being Heard

Difficulty with mobility. Joint pain. Trouble completing day-to-day activities. These are just a few of the challenges the approximately 31 million adults in the United States who are living with osteoarthritis, or OA, may face.

As Dr. Jonathan Vigdorchik, an orthopedic surgeon, explains, people living with OA may need to make compromises, such as limiting their daily activities, which can be difficult to accept: “[My patients] might become angry. They might become more emotional … because they’re living with this hidden, indwelling condition.”

Let’s Talk Osteoarthritis Pain: A Picture of Daily Life

Approximately 31 million adults in the United States have osteoarthritis, or OA.1 For many people, OA can make it difficult to participate in daily activities most of us may take for granted – like housework, getting dressed2 and spending time with family and friends.3

But the effects of OA can reach far beyond those who are diagnosed4 with this debilitating condition.5 In fact, OA can place a substantial burden not just on patients,6 but also on those who care for them7 and society as a whole.4 For example, family caregivers of those living with OA may struggle with the physical and emotional work of caring for their loved one, as well as changes in reciprocal roles.7

Seeing is Believing: Hospital for Special Surgery First in U.S. to Use Augmented Reality Platform for Knee Replacement

An orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has performed the first augmented reality (AR) knee replacement in the United States. The new technology was designed and engineered with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Augmented reality refers to digital information that is superimposed on a user’s view of the physical environment. An example would be a design app that allows you to visualize a 3D model of furniture or décor in your home before you buy it.

Dr. Jonathan Vigdorchik performs 1st knee replacement with AR technology in US

Hospital for Special Surgery's Jonathan Vigdorchik, MD, was reportedly the first surgeon in the U.S. to complete an augmented reality-assisted knee replacement with the NextAR TKA system.

NextAR, designed by Medacta, fuses artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve preoperative planning.

First knee replaced via AR

An orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has performed the first augmented reality (AR) knee replacement in the United States. The new technology was designed and engineered with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Augmented reality refers to digital information that is superimposed on a user’s view of the physical environment. An example would be a design app that allows you to visualise a 3D model of furniture or decor in your home before you buy it.

Hospital for Special Surgery utilizes Augmented Reality platform and Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for knee replacement surgery

The augmented reality knee replacement platform from Medacta, known as NextAR TKA, received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July. It utilizes a preoperative CT scan of the patient’s knee for surgical planning and the use of augmented reality glasses during surgery. The Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses allow the orthopedic surgeon to visualize the structures of the knee and track progress in real time directly on the operative field, without having to look over at a computer screen.

“It’s like a car that has the speedometer projected on the windshield, so you don’t have to look down when you’re driving,” said Jonathan Vigdorchik, MD, the orthopedic surgeon who performed the procedure last week at HSS. Taking the car analogy one step further, he compared the AR knee replacement platform to GPS. “Everyone knows how to drive home, but you use GPS technology to find the best and most efficient route to take.”

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Aids the First Total AR Knee Replacement Surgery in the US

An orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) recently conducted the first augmented reality (AR) total knee replacement surgery in the US opening up new doors of opportunity for the technology in the medical industry. The operation was completed using Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses of the Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and AR technology and products.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given a go-ahead to the augmented reality knee replacement platform from Medacta, known as NextAR TKA, earlier in July this year. Along with the augmented reality glasses, it requires a preoperative CT scan of the patient’s knee for surgical planning.

Hospital uses augmented reality platform for knee replacement

An orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has performed the first augmented reality (AR) knee replacement in the United States, reported the hospital.

The new technology was designed and engineered with artificial intelligence and machine learning. Augmented reality refers to digital information that is superimposed on a user’s view of the physical environment. An example would be a design app that allows you to visualize a 3D model of furniture or décor in your home before you buy it.

Medacta Announces Successful Completion of the First TKA Surgery in the U.S. with NextAR Augmented Reality-Based Surgical Platform

Medacta announced today the successful completion of the first surgery in the U.S. utilizing its NextARTM TKA, the first FDA-cleared augmented reality-based surgical application for total knee replacement.

The first surgery in the U.S. was performed in December 2020 by Jonathan Vigdorchik, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York.

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses used in first US augmented reality knee replacement surgery

Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) (FRA:V7XN) announced Monday that its Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses were used to aid the first augmented reality (AR) total knee replacement surgery conducted in the US.

The AR knee replacement platform from Medacta, known as NextAR TKA, utilizes a preoperative CT scan of the patient's knee for surgical planning and AR glasses during surgery. The Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses allow the orthopedic surgeon to visualize the structures of the knee and track progress in real time directly on the operative field, without having to look over at a computer screen.

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