The recent advancement, after robotic assisted surgery, in total knee arthroplasty!

Total Knee Arthroplasty, using the innovative system of augmented reality

This in an innovative method, in knee surgery, using the newest augmented reality system Knee+ (Augmented Reality Navigation for Total Knee Arthroplasty) provided by Pixee Medical Co and the certificated surgical team of TheMIS.

Knee+ is used in total knee arthroplasty and provides the orthopaedic surgeon acute information about an accurate and perfect implantation. This becomes possible by the use of augmented reality glasses, that the surgeon uses during the operation. The glasses set with accuracy, the 3D position of the surgical instruments, scanning and analyzing their QR-Code pointers.

The navigating information are given by the glasses to the surgeon and help him define the knee structures,so he can watch and program every step of the operation, in real time.

The result is most accurate osteotomies ( in degrees and mm ) according to the mechanical axis of the patients limb, on the base of special anatomical structures. During the session special pointers permit an accurate implantation of total knee arthroplasty.

The advantages of the method are:

  • High accuracy of total knee arthroplasty implantation.
  • Less hard and bloody operation
  • Quicker operation
  • Easy portable system, without using big and expensive robotic navigators, but still with excellent results.
  • Ideal for fast track rehabilitation techniques using any preferable knee arthroplasty system.

A proposition in total knee arthroplasty, combining excellent result with low cost, already used in St Luke’s Hospital in Thesssloniki ( by the Orthopaedic surgeons of TheMIS (