Kalamazoo’s Stryker Launches Visualization Tools for Joint Surgery

Stryker, a Kalamazoo-based medical technology company, has launched visualization tools designed to enhance the surgical experience for arthroscopy, or minimally invasive joint surgery.
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HipCheck
Stryker has launched visualization tools to help with minimally invasive joint surgery, including HipCheck.

Stryker, a Kalamazoo-based medical technology company, has launched visualization tools designed to enhance the surgical experience for arthroscopy, or minimally invasive joint surgery.

“We’re committed to helping lead the advancement of innovation in sports medicine,” says Brent Ladd, president of Stryker’s endoscopy division. “We understand surgeons need to not only visualize anatomy intraoperatively with the highest level of color reproduction and clarity, but also to plan preoperatively for each individual patient. We are extremely excited about the potential this combined platform provides our customers for optimal and customized surgical care.”

One of the products, the HipCheck platform, is focused on advancing the field of hip arthroscopy as an interactive tablet integrating into existing operating room workflow, calculating intraoperative measurements, and working to deliver a higher degree of accuracy in measuring bone deformities. The tablet also incorporates HipMap, a 3-D imaging tool designed to improve pre-operation planning.

The 1688 AIM 4K Platform features 4K resolution and fluorescence, auto-light technology, better ergonomics, and seamless standardization. It offers a bright, clear display for improved surgical visualization and is approved for use in arthroscopy, laparoscopy, urology, gynecology, colorectal, and ear, nose, and throat.

The Connected OR Hub allows for connectivity between devices, allowing surgeons to capture, record, stream, and print images directly from the 1688 AIM 4K Platform. It can also be used to customize their respective surgeon profiles and desired tower settings to drive efficiency.

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