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Virtual Surgical Planning in the Digital Age With Simq OSP

The landscape of surgical planning is undergoing a digital transformation thanks to the advent of Simq OSP. This innovative tool empowers medical professionals to embrace virtual surgical planning, enabling them to simulate and optimize procedures before setting foot in the operating room.


In this blog, we’ll explore how Simq OSP is ushering in a new era of virtual surgical planning in the digital age and its myriad benefits to healthcare practitioners and patients.

The Power of Virtual Surgical Planning

Imagine being able to meticulously plan a surgical procedure in a digital realm before performing it in the real world. This is precisely what Simq OSP offers to medical professionals—a chance to harness the power of virtual surgical planning. This revolutionary approach is reshaping the way surgical interventions are prepared and executed.

Inputting Patient-Specific Data

Simq OSP’s virtual surgical planning process begins with the input of patient-specific data. This data can encompass a range of vital information, including medical images, specific measurements, and diagnostic data. This comprehensive dataset is the foundation for creating a digital model of the patient’s pelvis.

3D virtual pelvis model
A 3D virtual pelvis model with high levels of detail was created by Simq OSP using patient-specific data.

Creating a 3D Virtual Model

Simq OSP generates a highly detailed 3D virtual pelvis model using patient-specific data as a guide. This digital representation faithfully replicates the patient’s anatomy, providing a visually accurate canvas for surgical planning. The precision of this model is a testament to the power of modern medical engineering.

Manipulating and Simulating Surgical Procedures

With the 3D virtual model in place, medical professionals can embark on a surgical exploration and simulation journey. Simq OSP allows surgeons to manipulate the model, simulating various surgical interventions and approaches; whether it’s performing osteotomies, placing implants, or considering different implant types, virtually all aspects of the procedure can be assessed and optimized within this digital environment.

Surgical exploration of the 3D virtual model
Surgical exploration of the 3D virtual model allows for manipulating and simulating various surgical interventions and approaches using Simq OSP.

Benefits of Virtual Surgical Planning

The advantages of virtual surgical planning with Simq OSP are multifaceted and far-reaching:

  • Reduced Surgical Time: One of the most immediate benefits is a reduction in surgical time. By thoroughly planning the procedure in advance and ironing out potential complications in the virtual space, the actual time spent in the operating room is significantly diminished. This not only enhances efficiency but also minimizes the stress and physical strain on the surgical team.
  • Improved Patient Outcomes: Virtual surgical planning empowers medical professionals to make informed decisions based on a deep understanding of the procedure’s intricacies. This level of preparation directly contributes to improved patient outcomes, as surgeries are conducted with greater precision and accuracy.
  • Minimized Risks: Surgical complications and unexpected challenges can be anticipated and addressed during the virtual planning phase. This proactive approach minimizes the risks associated with complex surgical procedures, enhancing patient safety.
  • Personalized Care: Each patient is unique, and Simq OSP recognizes this by allowing for personalized surgical planning. Surgeons can tailor their approach to suit the specific anatomical characteristics and requirements of each patient, ensuring a customized and patient-centric treatment strategy.

Assessing Osteosynthesis and Post-Operative Stability

Simq OSP extends its capabilities beyond just surgical planning. It allows healthcare professionals to assess osteosynthesis techniques and post-operative stability. This means that different methods of fracture fixation, such as screws, plates, or nails, can be virtually tested and evaluated within the software.

Monitoring Post-Operative Outcomes

Post-operative outcomes are equally important as the surgery itself. Simq OSP enables medical professionals to assess many factors, including stability, range of motion, acting forces, and potential complications, in the post-operative phase. This comprehensive assessment allows for real-time monitoring of the surgical intervention’s progress and success, guiding post-operative care and rehabilitation decisions.

simq virtual surgical planning

Examining Kinematics and Functionality

Simq OSP goes a step further by facilitating the examination of the kinematics of the treated hip through simulations. By simulating the movement and biomechanics of the reconstructed pelvis, medical professionals gain valuable insights into its functionality and performance after surgery.

This analysis covers critical aspects such as joint stability, range of motion, and potential issues like impingement or stress shielding around screws. By examining the kinematics of the treated pelvis, medical professionals can fine-tune their surgical plans, optimize rehabilitation protocols, and provide personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique anatomical and biomechanical characteristics.

Streamlined Documentation and Precision

One of the noteworthy advantages of virtual surgical planning is its seamless documentation. Simq OSP generates comprehensive surgical reports encompassing the shape and position of all selected standard implants during the virtual planning stage.

Furthermore, a personalized bending plan for each implant can be derived directly from the virtual surgical planning. This invaluable tool enables surgeons to pre-bend the plates in advance or right in the operating room. By eliminating the need for physical metal templates, not only is trial and error reduced during the bending process, but operational.