OrthAlign’s Innovations in Smart Orthopedic Surgery Recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s Technolog
Based on its recent analysis of the smart orthopedic surgery market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes OrthAlign, a global provider of intelligent surgical systems, with the 2019 North American Technology Leadership award. OrthAlign’s technologies are enabling modern healthcare to enhance clinical outcomes while lowering the cost of smart surgery within a value-based care system. OrthAlign’s handheld, sensor-based tech delivers both industry-leading intraoperative surgical guidance and industry-leading economics. “We are very pleased that Frost & Sullivan has recognized the leadership position that OrthAlign has taken in the smart technologies market for orthopedic surgery,” said Eric B. Timko, president and CEO of OrthAlign, Inc. “OrthAlign’s rapidly growing user base recognizes that the future of technology in the OR is smaller, smarter, and more economically feasible. Our investment in building out a portfolio of applications for Total Knee, Partial Knee, and approach-agnostic Total Hip Replacement is just the beginning as we continue to develop technology pushing surgeon-driven handheld technologies past the capabilities of old, bulky, and expensive systems such as robotics and big box navigation.” OrthAlign’s smart-tech platform leverages micro-electromechanical sensors such as gyroscopes and accelerometers to register patient anatomy intraoperatively, and then live-navigate instrumentation. This methodology allows surgeons access to real-time information about the alignment and balance of implants, in the palm of their hands, and without the need for pre-operative imaging or for large, image-guided systems inside the OR.
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