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Surgical Navigation ... GPS in the OR

Steps of NAVThe three main components of Stryker‚Äôs CAS technology are a computer with sophisticated surgical navigation software, an infrared navigation camera and Smart Instruments.In much the same way GPS helps a driver navigate a city’s streets, computer assisted surgery (CAS) technology guides a surgeon on the patient’s anatomy during a procedure. It’s the reason CAS is commonly referred to as surgical navigation.

Stryker, a global medical device company, has developed CAS solutions for joint replacement, neuro, spine, ENT, and trauma surgeries. Stryker's CAS technology consists of three main components: 1. a computer with sophisticated surgical navigation software, 2. an infrared navigation camera, and 3. surgical instruments designed with infrared light-emitting diode (LED) technology…also known as Smart Instruments.

This technology employs the latest software to aid in pre-operative planning and intra-operative guidance of surgical instrumentation. CAS technology creates a virtual 3D model of the patient’s anatomy, generating a digital, interactive map for the surgeon to follow throughout the surgical procedure. In real time, the surgeon is able to track the exact position of instruments and implants in relation to the patient's anatomy, enhancing the overall precision of the procedure.

 

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