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With Sectra’s 3D solution for trauma and deformity cases it is easy to visualize trauma structure and diagnose a fracture without first opening the patient. With tools such as the advanced bone segmentation, the surgeon can study a joint surface or hidden objects, such as the acetabulum in a pelvic fracture, and decide on a treatment plan before going into surgery. This minimizes the risk of surprises and stress during surgery, and consequently shortens the time spent in the operating room.
Sectra’s pre-op planning solutions are provided as a PACS-independent web-accessible service, or as a completely integrated add-on to Sectra PACS. For full flexibility, you can access the system from any computer in the hospital network and even from home.
Mirror the unaffected side and use it as a reference when planning a deformity correction. Alignment of bones is quickly done by using the paint functionality. This makes it possible to do a virtual osteotomy and get exact information on wedge sizes needed to recreate a straight bone with correct length. When the correction is done, a plate can also easily be added.
The mirror bone function can be used as a support tool when reducing fractures or analyzing malalignment. The split bone feature is useful when planning a surgical correction of an impacted fracture, but it can also be used for preoperative planning of osteotomies.
The virtual fracture reduction tool allows users to mark bone fragments and choose whether they remain on screen, are hidden from view, or are marked for repositioning. Each fragment becomes color-coded for easy visualization. Once the segmentation is done, alignments tools can be used to reposition. A template in 3D can easily be added as a final step.
Visualize cases in MPR views to allow for deeper understanding of the structure and higher precision when making a pre-operative plan.
Using the explode function to gain a quick overview of the fractured area, the system can give a cutaway view by moving all the marked bone fragments away from the center of the fracture. This helps to confirm that no fragments have been left behind, and that no other structures will potentially interfere with implants.
Bone fragments can be saved and exported as STL and OBJ files. These files can be used in 3D printing, allowing for further surgical planning and educational use.
The contouring templates function can be used to plan appropriate plate shape, size, length and screw placement for pelvic surgery. This function further allows the user to add screws and holes if needed. Once complete, the newly contoured plate (on-screen or in 3D printed format) may be used as a guide to pre-bend implants before entering the operating room. This can ultimately save time and increase patient safety.