Clare Satterly April 23, 2019


Dr. Brett Levine, Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center and Adult Reconstruction Service Line Director Elmhurst Hospital

Dr. Brett Levine focuses on primary and revision hip and knee reconstructions. He has been using OrthoView for his digital planning and templating for more than 12 years. Performing more than 45 planned surgeries a month, Dr. Levine has gathered plenty of data to analyze the benefits of using OrthoView for preoperative planning.


“The hospital can save time and money from accurate pre-operative planning”

Efficiency with an improved workflow

Surgeons can very easily template each surgery in OrthoView. “Templating with OrthoView is very fast and versatile and the number of templates available to the surgeon is near limitless,” says Dr. Levine. In addition, the ability to access plans from any device, at any time, even in the OR during surgery, is a huge benefit. Physical films or acetate templates can remain in the drawer.


Comparing implant sizes in OrthoView.jpg
Comparing implant sizes in OrthoView


Saving time and costs

Because they can identify the correct prosthesis size for each patient beforehand, Dr. Levine and his team can reduce turnover OR time and save on sterilization of trays, up to 3 or 4 trays per procedure. This translates to as much as 400$* in savings for one procedure, on sterilization alone. And since surgical technicians can also review the digital plan, they can see the components and sizes that Dr. Levine has already templated prior to surgery. This helps the technician prepare the back table with the appropriate instruments. The entire case can flow more efficiently this way.

Templating digitally is also a significant cost saver, as there’s no longer a need for printing x-ray film.


“On average, we estimate $20,000 to $40,000 a year to print each surgeon’s operative radiographs. Eliminating this cost, as well as the time it takes someone to print these x-rays, is another way to reduce one’s overhead”


Digitalization in radiology

There is no sense in trying to fight the digital evolution in the world of radiology. It is better to join in and use a reliable and complete system like OrthoView, which is a solid product that is easy to use and integrate into one’s normal workflow.” Efficiency in planning and preparing each surgery can be made even easier and with more accuracy with Orthoview 7. The template library is now accessible online to make sure surgeons always have access to the latest templates.

Why wait? Make use of your free OrthoView 7 trial starting today, and experience how much you can benefit from preoperative planning.

* “Based on an estimated cost of $60-$100 each for the sterile packaging of 3/4 fewer trays.” - Original Case Study by Dr. Levine Cost savings and improved workflow are achieved with OrthoView.

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