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Mixed Reality Technology Opens Door for Greater Surgical Precision

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An innovative mixed reality headset technology being used at Scripps Clinics offers surgeons a 3D holographic view of a patient’s preoperative surgical plan during shoulder replacement procedures. 

The new system allows surgeons to use hand gestures and voice commands to view and manipulate a hologram of the patient’s preoperative plan from inside the headset lens, while simultaneously maintaining a direct view of the open surgical site. The technology lets doctors superimpose the 3D surgery plan over the patient’s anatomy on the operating table, providing an intricate, personalized level of prosthetic placement. 

Learn more about this innovative surgical technique.