Ever since OTS was introduced as a generic surgical system for planning and navigation of implants for hip surgery, knee surgery, and spine surgery, the interest from the market has been big. – The expansion we now start, to include also spine surgery, is also the consequence of interest from a number of larger market players, comments Linus Byström, CEO of Ortoma.
The system has been verified for hip surgery, where it consistently has shown very high accuracy, and it is deemed suitable to adapt it to other types of joint and spine surgery. The demand in the spine segment is high, and in addition to high accuracy and safety OTS can contribute with savings of time and money. – We have developed a platform that can handle MR data, which means that the surgeon will be able to plan a spine surgery already based on MR data and only in exceptional cases will need to complement with a CT scan - this will be unique on the market, comments Linus Byström.
The company will start the work to adapt OTS for spine surgery in the first quarter of 2020. A module for spine surgery can be based on the same basic structure as the module for hip surgery, but will need adaptation and verification in a series of studies. Ortoma has a history of working in the spine segment and is well equipped with competence, not the least via the chairman of the board of directors, Gunnar Németh, and board member Tommy Hansson, both Professors of Orthopaedics and with years of experience as spine surgeons. – We feel confident with the decision to develop a spine module. The requirements for accuracy in spine surgery are high and we have shown that our system is world leading, concludes Linus Byström.
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