Every day, surgeons rely on information from X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and other patient records to determine the surgical requirements and the procedures they will employ to achieve the safest and best outcomes, as well as the shortest, most complete recoveries possible for their patients.
Imagine if those records could easily appear right in front of the surgeon’s eyes without taking their hands, or their attention, away from the surgical field. This is all possible with augmented reality (AR) solutions for surgery. There was an urgent need in Mexico to make this leap in medical science technology and usher in a new era in surgical science for the betterment of patients and providers. On February 21, 2020, Latin America’s first surgical procedure utilizing see-through holographic lenses was performed successfully by the renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Abraham del Real.