Use of surgical guides allows for more accurate localization
Increase in Surgical Lists
Reduced time spent in theater for surgical procedures means more operations can be scheduled
Quicker Patient Recovery
Less exposure for patients means patients leave the hospital faster
reduced RETURN TO THEATRE RATE
Reduction or total avoidance of further surgical procedures due to accurate surgery
Surgical Guide Examples
Illium resection Guide
Humeral cutting guide
Cement Removal Guide
DISTAL Tibia Osteotomy
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“The presence of the guide allows more accurate localisation of the tumor meaning that the operative exposure is less; the risk of damaging nearby structures is less (which also has the knock on effect of reducing post surgical complications and therefore litigation) and the tumour resection is more precise.
As the exposure is less patients, they should recover quicker and therefore should go home quicker.
Surgical time is reduced meaning that an additional case can potentially be added to the list.
The return to theater rate for a positive margin (where the tumor has been incompletely resected) should be less.”
Professor Tom Cosker Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon