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First Shoulder Arthroplasty Surgeries Using Stryker’s Blueprint® Mixed Reality Guidance System Completed in Europe

Blueprint Mixed Reality Guidance System offers shoulder arthroplasty surgeons a new tool to execute their pre-operative plan

What To Know

  • Designed in collaboration with a team of world-class surgeons, the Blueprint Mixed Reality Guidance System combines Stryker’s innovative software with the Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset, allowing the surgeon to track the position and orientation of surgical instrumentation in the physical environment.
  • Blueprint Mixed Reality Guidance System allows surgeons and their instruments to be ‘guided' by 3D images and guidance widgets, which can be displayed on the patient and in the surgeon's line of sight without disrupting normal workflow.

Blueprint Mixed Reality (MR) Guidance

Stryker (NYSE:SYK), a global leader in medical technologies, today announced that the first shoulder arthroplasty surgeries using Blueprint Mixed Reality (MR) Guidance in Europe have been successfully completed by Professor Julien Berhouet, MD, PhD, CHRU Tours Hospital, France, and Dr. Lionel Neyton, MD, orthopaedic shoulder surgeon at Centre Orthopédique Santy and Hôpital Privé Jean Mermoz in Lyon, France.

Professor Berhouet Comments

“It’s exciting to be one of the first two hospitals in Europe to use Stryker’s Mixed Reality Guidance System,” said Professor Berhouet. “I am also pleased to be leading a pilot study to investigate the safety and effectiveness of this new technology, alongside three other centres in France.”

Dr. Lionel Neyton Added

“The Blueprint Mixed Reality System allows me to tailor my shoulder joint replacement procedures to the unique needs and anatomy of my patients,” Dr. Neyton added.

Designed in collaboration with a team of world-class surgeons, the Blueprint Mixed Reality Guidance System combines Stryker’s innovative software with the Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset, allowing the surgeon to track the position and orientation of surgical instrumentation in the physical environment. Blueprint Mixed Reality Guidance System allows surgeons and their instruments to be ‘guided’ by 3D images and guidance widgets, which can be displayed on the patient and in the surgeon’s line of sight without disrupting normal workflow. The MR Guidance system received a CE mark at the end of 2023 and the first surgeries globally were performed in the U.S. and Canada in December 2023.

Markus Ochs, VP and General Manager of Stryker’s European Trauma & Extremities Division

“This latest tool builds upon a decade of Blueprint’s presence in Europe, and we continue innovating to ensure the platform has the potential to further benefit surgeons and patients alike.”

To learn more about Blueprint and Mixed Reality, visit stryker.com.

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