As published on Healthtechhotspot.com
February 23, 2021
Is Pokemon Coming to a Physician’s Practice Near You?
Is Pokemon coming to a health care clinic near you? “Quite possibly,” according to orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, who has introduced a gaming-like system to his own practice. He says the new technology – called augmented reality — is rapidly growing in popularity among physicians and proving especially beneficial to orthopedic patients, enhancing the safety and accuracy of joint procedures.”
Dr. Badia is using his system – the McGinley Augmented Reality device — with ultrasound to inject biologics and other healing materials into patients’ painful joints, reducing the time needed to complete the procedure and minimizing any patient discomfort. Through a special pair of goggles worn by the surgeon, the technology literally projects the ultrasound monitor image onto the joint area undergoing treatment.
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Alejandro Badia, M.D., is an internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate orthopedic care centers. Dr. Badia is the author of Healthcare from the Trenches.
Please call (305)227-4263 to request an appointment with Dr. Alejandro Badia.