Simple precise placement guide for minimally invasive hip surgery

HKU
Overview

A simple device to simplify and improve placement of stabilizing orthopeadic pins, wires and/or screws in the hip

  • Simple precise placement guide for minimally invasive hip surgery
Commercialisation opportunities
Licensing
Problem addressed

While minimally invasive surgery has reduced discomfort and recovery times, the use of small incisions complicates proper visualization of the surgical field and make proper instrument positioning challenging.

Innovation
  • Provide a noval targeting guide for minimal invasive, intuitive, reliable and safe placement of a serugical device into the hip in one or more trajectories.
Key impact
  • To ensure the guide pins for hip screw can be placed in hip bone accurately towards any position within the hip with minimal chance of perforating the cortical bone and damaging the hip joint surface.
Application
  • Minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery

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