Stryker Announces New Visualization Platform for Arthroscopy

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Stryker, a prominent market figure in the arthroscopic device industry, has introduced a new line of transformative visualization tools in their arthroscopy department. The platform, including the HipCheck, HipMap, 1688 Advanced Imaging Modalities (AIM) 4K Visualization Platform and Connected OR Hub, is designed to enhance the overall surgical experience for arthroscopy.

The HipCheck system aims to integrate an interactive tablet into the existing operating room workflow, allowing the advancement of arthroscopic technology. The device is capable of achieving higher accuracy in measuring bone deformities and calculating intraoperative measurements. The tablet then works in tandem with HipMap, a 3-dimensional imaging tool for pre-operating planning.

The 1688 AIM 4K Platform offers 4K image resolution and fluorescence with better ergonomics. It is also equipped with Stryker’s proprietary auto-light abilities due to the L11 light source, which automatically self-adjusts for anatomy and corrects poor quality lighting in posterior compartments. While this platform is implemented here in the arthroscopic sense, the system can also be used in urology, laparoscopy, gynecology, ENT and colorectal.

Styker’s Connected OR Hub offers seamless integration between multiple devices in order to advance standardization in the operating room. The tower seamlessly integrates the Hub and allows surgeons to capture, record, stream and print media straight from the 1688 AIM 4K Platform. The Hub can also be used by surgeons to create independent surgeon profiles for their desired settings, increasing efficacy.

Arthroscopic device market research published by iData Research finds that Stryker is the third-leading competitor in the overall market. This particular industry is exhibiting modest growth with a CAGR of over 5%. Between the knee, shoulder, wrist, ankle, elbow and hip arthroscopic options available, over 6 million arthroscopic procedures were performed last year in the United States. Of these procedures, knee arthroscopies were the most common, representing over half of all total arthroscopic procedures performed. As such, it can be noted that Stryker already has a significant grasp on this market, and its new visualization platform is expected to solidify the company’s positive placement.

“The visualization quality of the 1688 Platform is very impressive – images are extremely clear and bright, and the auto-light feature allows us to look at the back of the knee or bottom of the shoulder without the difficulty we had before,” said Dr. Benjamin Ma, Chief of the UCSF Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service. “The Connected OR Hub is also a huge improvement with workflow to get images stored in our electronic medical records.”


For Further Information

More on the arthroscopic device market in the US can be found in a report published by iData Research entitled U.S. Market Report Suite for Arthroscopic Devices.

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