Cleveland performs augmented reality op

Cleveland Clinic London has announced it is the first hospital in the city to successfully perform a total knee replacement procedure with the assistance of an augmented reality-based surgical platform designed with artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

Mr Panagiotis Gikas

Consultant orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon Mr Panagiotis Gikas led the surgical team during the procedure to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. 

He said: ‘Augmented reality gives a visualisation of the joint that is more dynamic as it is 3D. 

‘The advanced technology helps with planning the procedure and allows for the best positioning of the implant for each patient during the procedure. The end result is tailored to the unique anatomy and specific needs of each patient.’

Cleveland Clinic has used augmented reality technology in joint replacement procedures at its main campus in Ohio, US. 

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