About the Project
VOKA is the first hardware-software solution that allows surgeons see the damaged bone tissues “inside” the patient.
The ability to “see” the damaged bone tissues inside the patient allows:
- To decrease the traumatic nature of the operation significantly (accurate implementation of surgical access just above the fracture, the possibility of avoiding wide incisions and excessive preparation of tissues)
- To decrease the number of X-ray images needed for targeting the injury zone and accurate assessment of the implants disposition (sometimes the number of X-rays needed for a surgery exceeds 300)
- To mitigate surgical risks due to the visualization of vessels and nerves' normotopia
- To decrease the duration of surgery on the whole
- To decrease the recovery time due to reducing damage to surrounding tissues
In cases of “simple” fractures, when there is no clear indication for making CT scan, the system can create a 3D model of a bone based on the bone samplers from the data bank and 2 X-ray images. This 3D model cannot be a completely precise one of the patient’s bone, but in a large number of cases it’s good enough to allow the surgeon to make a decision on treatment or referral to CT.
The system contains reference module which is a 3D anatomy “assistant surgeon”.