Preoperative planning and templating enables orthopaedic surgeons to prepare for joint replacement surgery, limit the risk of intraoperative complications, and improve patient communication. These advantages translate into direct benefits for the hospital as well, ranging from more efficient implant stock management to a significant reduction in complications and complaints. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Ross Barker (United Kingdom) explains why the hospital benefits as well when he uses Materialise OrthoView to digitally plan orthopaedic cases.
Experienced orthopaedic surgeon Ross Barker considers preoperative, digital planning key for joint replacement surgeries: “Digitally planning hip replacement cases is the safest, the most accurate, and the most responsible way to prepare to operate on a patient for joint replacement surgery.”
But the benefits offered by preoperative templating stretch far beyond the surgeon’s theatre. In this second episode of our interview series, you will be presented with the advantages of digital planning for hospitals as it enables them to:
- Plan ahead in terms of equipment requirements
- Improve the management of implant stocks
- Reduce the chances of complications
- Lower the risk of complaints from patients
Materialise OrthoView facilitates digital planning and templating for joint arthroplasty and revisions, trauma, limb deformity correction, osteotomy, and spinal assessment. Hospitals and orthopaedic clinics worldwide choose our software to complete their film-free radiology targets. To find out more about how you too can benefit from Materialise OrthoView, we invite you to check out or website or contact us.
For more views from Dr. Ross Barker on digital pre-operative planning and its benefits for the patient, the orthopaedic surgeon, watch this video playlist.
About Dr. Ross Barker
Dr. Ross Barker specialises in hip and knee join replacements and trauma (the latter mostly around the time of the IOM TT, the annual motorbike race on the Isle of Man) and has been using Materialise OrthoView to plan all his hip cases for over 10 years. He firmly believes that pre-operative planning will (and should) become mandatory in the future as he “cannot imagine undertaking hip replacement surgery without having planned it digitally.”