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OrthoGrid, Osso VR Teaming Up to Bring Clarity, Accuracy to the OR

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed.

OrthoGrid Systems, Inc, a company offering AI-powered surgical guidance applications, has teamed up with Osso VR, a validated virtual reality (VR) surgical training platform, to boost patient outcomes with higher quality, repeatable procedures and VR.

A highlight of the OrthoGrid’s PhantomMSK Hip technology, its ability to correct fluoroscopic distortion, aims to give direct anterior total hip surgeons a higher level of image accuracy in an effort to create reproducible and desirable surgical outcomes.

Osso VR, a cost-efficient and scalable virtual reality program, is now being used for hands-on training in more than 20 leading teaching hospitals and trains nearly 1000 surgeons monthly in 17 countries.

“Our companies are strongly aligned in our missions to improve patient outcomes and democratize access to quality care. With this partnership, we can give surgeons in our network another tool to continue to push the limits of what’s possible when it comes to providing value for their patients,” said Justin Barad, M.D., CEO and Co-Founder of Osso VR.

OrthoGrid’s VP of Sales, Will Irvine told OSN, “Our partnership with Osso VR merges two cutting-edge technologies into a simple and effective solution that allows orthopedic surgeons to work with our surgical application for direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty and refine their skills in a highly realistic, but completely simulated, OR environment.”

Irvine, who has been training on OrthoGrid’s Osso VR system since May 2020, and training surgeons remotely during COVID-19 restrictions, added, “The accuracy and precision Osso VR has created in our VR procedure, combined with the ability for surgeons to perform simulation after simulation, flattens the learning curve when the stakes are low. By practicing repeatedly and understanding the impact of our HIP software application when a virtual patient is on the table, we expect our customers will realize greater efficiency and effectiveness sooner when they utilize our software in live surgery inside a hospital or surgery center OR. We are thrilled that through this partnership and our new VR training platform, OrthoGrid, Osso VR, and orthopedic surgeons around the country can join forces for great patient outcomes, even from the comfort of our own homes.” 

For more information on and to request a demo of OrthoGrid’s PhantomMSK Hip system, please visit https://orthogrid.com/

For additional information on Osso VR, please visit https://ossovr.com

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Elizabeth Hofheinz

Two time winner of the MORE award Ms. Hofheinz was the first writer employed by Orthopedics This Week. The MORE award is granted annually by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to recognize excellence in journalism. Ms. Hofheinz is currently the Director of Communications for Ortho Spine Partners (OSP).

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