MicroPort Orthopedics announced successful completion of the first surgery in the U.S. utilizing Pixee Medical, an FDA-cleared augmented reality surgical application for assistance in total knee replacement.
Pixee Medical's Knee+ is designed to help orthopedic surgeons to perform surgeries better and faster by providing real-time positioning of instruments, right in their field of view via smartglasses. Knee+ is intuitive and requires minimal training, since it does not change the overall technique for 90% of surgeons who use a conventional technique but have never utilized navigation or robots.
"The first use of Knee+ in Boston is an important step forward as the U.S. represents 50% of the worldwide market," said Sébastien Henry, Founder and CEO of Pixee Medical. "Pixee's platform is designed to become the cornerstone of data acquisition and exchange during surgery. We look forward to expanding the use of this technology within the U.S. market."
Source: MicroPort Orthopedics