OrthoGrid Systems, Inc.: OrthoGrid Systems' Game-Changing Technology for the Operative Suite
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Richard Boddington, Co-Founder & CEO and Edouard Saget, Co-Founder & CEO
Intraoperative Imaging Solutions for Musculoskeletal Procedures
Fluoroscopy is a cornerstone of musculoskeletal procedures used for hip, trauma, pain management, and spine. Surgeons require fluoroscopy to understand their approach and Intraoperative assessment for optimizing implantation to generate the best outcome for the patient. But what if the primary tool used to visualize the patient’s anatomy is less than reliable due to the Electromagnetic Field (EMF) in the operative room, creating some level of distortion in every fluoroscopy shot taken?
EMF does actually exist in all operating rooms deflecting the trajectory of photoelectrons which produce the images used by the surgeon. The relative position of different anatomy or objects in a fluoro image is not exact unless the deflection inherently created is realized and corrected. The physics has been well documented but somewhat ignored for 60 years.
Amid the massive influx of artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, and deep learning, OGS solved the issue with fluoroscopy distortion when they introduced the Phantom MSK, creating a new standard of care for a “procedure critical” imaging device. Through its deep learning software applications and technology, Phantom MSK, OGS prides itself on creating a robust and disruptive IP portfolio to influence surgical outcomes.
As Richard Boddington, co-Founder and CEO of OGS points out, “The University of Utah has studied the phenomenon of distortion and found a mean deviation of 10 mm and a range of 2 to 19 mm caused by distortion. This is a direct cause impacting patient leg length discrepancy. When planning to restore leg length, it is not the mean that matters; it is the risk of an event happening on the higher end of the range.”Fluoroscopic distortion is quite evident. Yet, 90 percent of surgeons are unaware or confuse it with parallax, which is an entirely different observational error.
“At OrthoGrid System (OGS), we created a technology integration platform with procedure-specific applications used to impact Intraoperative accuracy and proficiency, that ultimately makes the outcome better for the patient,” says Boddington.
Phantom MSK has the potential for robotic integration, increasing precision even more. With a single platform able to address many types of procedures, OGS will impact the value-based healthcare expectations of the industry.
Edouard Saget, co-Founder, and CEO adds, “The marketplace is seeing Phantom MSK as a cornerstone technology in the orthopedic, pain management and spine arenas. We realize this due to the fact that OrthoGrid has almost 100% retention rate among our surgeons customers.” Software is becoming the new normal in the operative suite of many hospitals where traditionally, there has been little technology integration into procedures that are significant for patients like hip preservation and Peri Acetabular Osteotomy applications. For example, patients born with an acetabulum that is not positioned well, deal with early onset arthritic disease and ultimately a total hip replacement. To address this, surgeons will fracture the acetabulum to reposition it. Before OGS, this was done freehand, with distorted fluoro images. There are many variables in play with this approach make it a high-risk procedure. The Phantom MSK improves the potential for the outcome for both surgeon and patient alike.”
The OGS system is presently accurate within 1-2 degrees, with no line of sight issues as are found when using traditional navigation. Quality of life and a higher standard of care remains a crucial indicator of success for any technology deployed for use in the operative suite.
OGS has refined its algorithms and continued to adapt them based on types of C-arms and procedures. “We are proud to have received FDA approval for the ‘first-of-its-kind’ and only in-market distortion correction technology,” says Saget. “OGS’s innovative platform integrates with the current surgical workflow, interfaces with existing hospital equipment, and is compatible with all implant & instrument systems.”
Both Boddington and Saget would describe the OGS team behind the technology as “Amazing. We have the best engineers, scientific minds, programmers, product development, and leadership team focused on disrupting “the norm” and driving the company in the pursuit of ‘what’s next.’” This has led to clear market-leading brand recognition and loyalty from key surgeons who will no longer operate without the Phantom MSK platform.
Envisioning the future, OGS is set to introduce VR into their sales force and surgeon training, increasing the speed of adoption. The company is integrating AI and XR into its platform to provide greater guidance for surgeons. They are enhancing Phantom MSK additional modalities such as 3D and robot-ready applications. From a marketing standpoint, OGS has already started entering foreign markets such as Australia, Canada, Hungry, and Japan, and continue to research different technological capability at their AI Institute in Strasbourg, France.
Management Richard Boddington, Co-Founder & CEO and Edouard Saget, Co-Founder & CEO
Description OrthoGrid Systems is a global MedTech leader in the development, innovation, and commercialization of alignment technologies and platforms for orthopedic surgery in North America, Asia, and Europe. Our intelligence-guided systems are designed to work within the surgical theater and interface with existing hospital equipment revealing fluoroscopic distortion and enhancing surgical outcomes by providing greater accuracy and proficiency. Our technology platforms work for all Orthopedic implants in the market, and ultimately prevent re-admissions, reduce hospitals costs, and increase positive patient outcomes
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