PALO ALTO, Calif., August 5, 2020 - Osso VR, a validated Virtual Reality (VR) surgical training platform, today announced the launch of a VR training module for MicroPort Orthopedics' SuperPATH® Hip Technique and Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee System.
This training scenario allows surgeons to experience the unique SuperPath® method of total hip replacement and the Evolution® Medial-Pivot total knee replacement, which has been used in more than 600,000 cases worldwide. With the VR curriculum, surgeons can train and assess themselves on the intuitive workflow of the procedure at their own pace, allowing them to rapidly become proficient in these high value techniques.
Osso VR’s scientifically validated training platform is designed for surgeons, sales teams and other trainees to address new techniques and increase confidence through learning for new medical devices. The technology provides realistic, haptic-enhanced interactions in an immersive training environment. The company’s surgical training technology provides on-demand, cinematic quality educational experiences that are effective, repeatable, and measurable to help surgeons reach proficiency in cutting edge procedures.
“We’re committed to improving outcomes for patients through democratized access to high value systems like SuperPath® and Evolution®. This partnership with MicroPort Orthopedics increases access to a wider library of surgical techniques while also supporting controlled, high quality outcomes for patients,” said Justin Barad, MD, Co-Founder and CEO of Osso VR. “As we face unprecedented challenges in the “new normal” in the COVID era, remote VR training and assessment has proven to be a critical tool in ensuring healthcare professionals continue to have safe access to the highest value techniques for their patients.”
MicroPort Orthopedics offers an array of products and techniques to help patients receiving total hip and knee replacements achieve full function, faster. For total hip replacements, a growing number of experienced surgeons across the world have embraced SuperPath® as their preferred technique to deliver faster recovery to patients. SuperPath® is a portal assisted THA approach that accesses the capsule superiorly through the interval between the gluteus medius and piriformis without requiring the cutting of any muscles or tendons. When compared to national averages, patients treated with the SuperPath® hip technique have stayed in the hospital for a shorter amount of time, been discharged directly to their home more often, and are less likely to return within 30 days for any reason.1
“Many of my patients are on their feet within hours of their hip surgery,” said Jimmy Chow, MD, a Hip & Knee Specialist in Phoenix, Ariz. “The doctors who refer them are amazed, and so are the physical therapists.”
MicroPort’s Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee System replicates the natural stability and motion of the knee delivering a functionally-restorative design that offers surgeons an innovative solution to problems such as instability, anterior knee pain, and functional limitations.2-4 A clinical study found that patients who underwent bilateral total knee replacements were more satisfied with the MicroPort Medial-Pivot prosthesis when compared to more traditional knee designs.5 In another clinical study, the Medial-Pivot knee has shown 95% patient satisfaction with 98.8% survivorship at 17 years.6
“In cases where MicroPort’s Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee System is used, I’ve found that patients return of range of motion is much faster, and vastly improved,” said Joseph Assini, MD, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. “They're out of the hospital sooner, their pain is managed and they are able to get back to the activities they enjoy at a much faster rate.”
"MicroPort's partnership with an advanced learning tool like OSSO -VR puts them at the forefront of medical education and learning.” Said Alexander Sah, MD, at Washington Outpatient Surgery Center in Fremont, Calif. “Surgeons and staff can now learn, and even experience, the Evolution® Medial-Pivot total knee system at their convenience.”
For more information, visit www.ossovr.com and www.microportortho.com.
About Osso VR
Osso VR is an award-winning, clinically validated surgical training platform designed for medical device companies, practicing surgeons, residents and medical students of all skill levels. Using immersive VR technology, the scalable platform offers the world's largest VR surgical training library in a realistic, hands-on training environment. Osso VR’s platform has been shown to lead to real world performance gains and ultimately improved patient outcomes. Osso VR objectively measures performance providing a benchmark for proficiency.
Led by UCLA and Harvard trained orthopedic surgeon Justin Barad, MD, the Osso VR team has a deep background in clinical care, medical technology, and VR development. To learn more, visit www.ossovr.com.
About MicroPort Orthopedics
MicroPort Orthopedics leverages extensive experience in orthopedics and 20 years of superior clinical results to improve patient outcomes and drive provider satisfaction across the globe. The mission of MicroPort Orthopedics is to become the trusted partner of healthcare professionals who share a belief that hip and knee replacements of the past are not good enough for the patient today. In partnership with surgeons, MicroPort helps patients get back on their feet quickly. With a focus on innovation combined with demonstrated capability to deliver the resources of an industry leader, MicroPort Orthopedics is helping patients worldwide achieve full function faster each and every day. To learn more, visit www.microportortho.com.
- As compared to traditional surgery. Gofton W, Chow J, Olsen KD, Fitch DA. Thirty-day readmission rate and discharge status following hip arthroplasty using the supercapsular percutaneously-assisted total hip surgical technique. Int Orthop 2015;39:847-51.
- LaMontagne M, et al. Quadriceps and Hamstring Muscle Activation and Function Following Medial Pivot and Posterior Stabilized TKA: Pilot Study.
- Schmidt R. Fluroscopic analyses of cruciate-retaining and medial-pivot knee implants. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003;410:139-147.7.
- Dennis DA, Komistek RD, Mahfouz MR, Haas BD, Stiehl JB. Multicenter determination of in vivo kinematics after total knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003
- Advance® Medial-Pivot was preferred over PS, PCL, and mobile bearing prostheses; preferred equally to the ACL-PCL design. Pritchett JW. Patients prefer a bicruciate-retaining or the medial pivot total knee prosthesis. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Feb;26(2):224-8.
- Based on a retrospective study of Advance® Medial-Pivot. Macheras, G.A.; Galanakos, S.P.; Leptsos, P.; Anastasopoulos, P.P.; Papadakis, S. A. A long term clinical outcome of the Medial Pivot Knee Arthroplasty System. The Knee 24 (2017): 447-453.
Every patient is different, and individual results will vary. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery.
These surgeons are paid consultants for MicroPort Orthopedics. The opinions expressed are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Orthopedics Inc.