Apple Vision Pro was used in another surgery

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Apple Vision Pro was used in another surgery

The operating room of the future may include surgeons wearing Apple‘s Vision Pro headset. This mixed reality headset is increasingly appearing in surgeries, hinting that it may become standard practice.

The software development company eXeX has developed an application for such operations

Just a month ago, we published a story from London about a surgical assistant using Vision Pro to optimize surgical procedures. Now the headset is back in the spotlight after being used during a shoulder replacement surgery in Florida.

Here’s how Vision Pro helped in the operation:

  • Reduced contact in the sterile area: Doctors received surgical settings, inventory, and procedural instructions directly through the headset, eliminating the need to touch potentially contaminating surfaces in the sterile operating room.
  • Improving surgical efficiency: Technology simplifies access to information, potentially leading to faster and more efficient procedures.

In addition to this specific operation, eXeX, a developer of preoperative planning software, has developed an application specifically for Vision Pro. This program, called myMako, is designed to assist surgeons performing hip, knee, and partial knee replacements. According to eXeX, this technology can lead to better patient outcomes, including less pain and shorter recovery times, compared to traditional joint replacement surgery.

Dr. H. Russell Huffman of the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute performed a landmark surgery using the myMako app on the Vision Pro headset. The surgery took place at the AdventHealth Surgery Center in Orlando, Florida.

eXeX listed the key benefits of combining Vision Pro and myMako:

  • Surgeons can access important information such as surgical settings, inventory, and procedural guides directly through the holographic headset, eliminating the need for physical contact with potentially contaminated surfaces.
  • The platform provides surgeons with data and visualizations that were previously unavailable, potentially improving the accuracy of equipment use and the overall workflow during surgery.
  • With the potential to increase efficiency and accuracy, this technology can contribute to better patient outcomes, including reduced pain and faster recovery times.

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