The main objective of oprthoMIT is to develop an integrated platform for the "gentle" operative therapy in orthopedics and traumatology with particular emphasis on hip, knee and spinal column surgery.
The advantage of minimally invasive surgery methods is that patients recover faster and are immobilized for a shorter time. But they also call for new implant concepts and greater precision and dexterity on the part of the surgeon. Development work therefore focuses on new strategies in minimally invasive surgery and improved, knowledge-based planning and navigation systems. Other topics include the development of improved methods of interventional imaging using ultrasound and computed tomography (flat-panel detectors) and new, miniaturized instruments with integrated sensors.
orthoMIT follows an integral approach to reducing the cost of orthopedic interventions: full workflow integration in the operating room, full treatment integration extending through to rehabilitation, and full integration of the typical value chain of medical-product development, from the laboratory to production and commercialization by the firms and industrial partners involved in the project.