Stryker Releases Computer-Assisted Technology for Hip Surgery FeaturedWritten by Jaimie Oh | October 12, 2012
Stryker has launched a computer-assisted surgery system, Stryker ADAPT for the Gamma3 Locking Nail System, for hip surgery.
The Gamma3 Locking Nail System consists of a cephalomedullary nail, a lag screw and a distal locking screw. The cephalomedullary nail is placed into the canal of the femur, and then the lag screw is placed through the nail and into the neck and head of the femur. The lag screw and nail together help unite the fracture, allowing it to become more stable to help promote proper healing. Stryker ADAPT automatically identifies the Gamma3 Locking Nail relative to the patient's anatomy and provides computer guidance to assist the surgeon with implant alignment, lag screw length and lag screw positioning.
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