SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- -- OrthoGrid Systems, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, will be introducing new technology to address C-arm distortion and magnification at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, this March 2-4.
C-arm distortion can affect implant positioning and sizing, as well as postoperative limb alignment, in orthopaedic procedures such as total hip arthroplasty (THA), thereby affecting patient outcomes. According to a 2007 paper by Gouthami Chintalapani and Russell H. Taylor from the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University entitled, C-ARM DISTORTION CORRECTION USING PATIENT CT AS A FIDUCIAL, "Fluoroscopic images are extensively used for intra-operative imaging analysis because of the relatively low cost and ease of operation of the x-ray fluoroscope. These images suffer from pose dependent geometric distortion mainly due to the curved nature of detector and earth's magnetic field. In order to perform quantitative analysis in applications such as surgical navigation or 3D reconstruction, these images need to be corrected for distortion."
OrthoGrid recently released its new HipGrid® Drone™ technology at the AAHKS (American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons) 25th Annual Meeting in November 2015. HipGrid, a non-invasive, fluoroscopic guide for Direct Anterior and Posterior Approach THA, provides a clinically proven pattern that can be adjusted over the anatomy to visualize and assess implant positioning and anatomic alignment and allows orthopaedic surgeons to visualize true C-arm distortion.
OrthoGrid's new Drone delivery system improves ease of use for both surgeons and C-arm technologists, and greatly simplifies making fine-tune adjustments of the OrthoGrid Technology over the anatomy.
Visit OrthoGrid at AAOS Annual Meeting booth #754 in Orlando, Florida March 2-4, 2016 to learn about radiographic intraoperative alignment, C-arm distortion and magnification, new technology from OrthoGrid, the tried and tested HipGrid, and the new Drone delivery system.
About OrthoGrid Systems, Inc.
OrthoGrid Systems, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its focus is inventing more accurate and cost-effective ways to assist in proper positioning of implants and restoration of leg length when performing total hip replacement (THR). OrthoGrid supplies a growing portfolio of patented and patent-pending technologies related to intraoperative alignment using radiopaque grid patterns for orthopedic total joint arthroplasty and trauma. Please visit company website for more information: www.OrthoGrid.com.
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