LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2019 / PRNewswire / – SMARTdrill 6.0 has been listed with the FDA and is now available in United States for some of the most common orthopedic surgeries. Smart Medical Devices Inc. (SMD) will introduce SMARTdrill 6.0 in the coming weeks.
“I have seen surgeons struggle with conventional drilling technology every day. Our discussions and many years of hard work led to the creation of SMARTdrill â, noted Wayne Anderson, MD, MBA, CEO of Smart Medical Devices.
“As an orthopedic surgeon, I agree that we have a problem with our most basic skills of bone drilling and screw placement,” noted Mike Karch, MD, FAAOS, co-founder of Smart Medical Devices Inc., Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine and President of the Mammoth Orthopedic Institute. “The innovative technology of the SMARTdrill solves this problem by providing the surgeon with real-time drilling data to inform his clinical decisions and the choice of implant material.”
The SMARTdrill 6.0 is at the forefront of osteoscopy, or continuous location of radiation-free drills that minimizes the use of x-rays.
“I know all too well the challenges and inefficiencies in the operating room due to the use of 50-year-old technology. The SMARTdrill will improve the typical workflow by reducing the number of steps used to place surgical equipment “, noted John (Jack) Perry, MD, FAAOS, co-founder of Smart Medical Devices Inc. and practicing surgeon in Melbourne, Florida.
This technology can be useful for healthcare systems and insurance companies looking to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.
SMARTdrill 6.0 will be presented at the 2019 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Innovation Theater Annual Meeting on March 13, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and at the 2019 AAOS Annual Meeting – Booth # 4421 (Smart Medical Devices Inc.).
ABOUT THE SMARTdrill 6.0 system
The SMARTdrill 6.0 is a surgical drill that reduces drill and screw submersion and accurately measures depth, torque and energy in real time. This state-of-the-art patented technology was developed to address the limitations of current equipment and improve patient outcomes for the most common orthopedic surgeries. Graphical User Interface, or GUI, provides convenient visual confirmation of drill performance and location that will help the surgeon optimize drill depth, screw selection and insertion, and material selection implant. SMARTdrill 6.0 * system and SMARTbit drills are now available in the United States.
ABOUT Smart Medical Devices, Inc. (SMD)
Using cutting-edge science and patented technology, Smart Medical Devices Inc. is developing next-generation surgical tools that are smarter and safer to minimize the risk of patient injury. SMD was founded in 2010 by physicians inspired by updating conventional technology and finding solutions to serious challenges common to the operating room. SMD is leveraging its technology to develop next-generation products for the orthopedics and spine surgery markets. For more information about the company, please visit www.smartmeddevices.com.
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* Currently not available for spine, skull or dental surgery.
SOURCE Intelligent Medical Devices Inc.