Chairs: Endre Varga, Hungary
The Webinar will address the following topics:
12:30-12:35 Introduction – Why Distal Locking is a Problem to Solve? – Endre Varga, Hungary
12:35-12:50 Historical Overview of Distal Locking – Norbert Wiegand, Hungary
12:50-13:05 Experience with Magnetic Targeting: Money, Time and Radiation Reduction on Femur/Humerus – Endre Varga, Hungary
13:05-13:15 Case Studies with Magnetic Targeting – Endre Varga and Wiegand Norbert
13:15-13:25 Questions and Answers | All
13:25-13:30 Final Remarks – Endre Varga, Hungary
This EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar supported by Sanatmetal will focus on distal locking of intramedullary nails. Due to an aging population and increasing osteoporosis, the number of fractures and their treatment are expected to nearly quadruple by 2050, of which 6.26 million fractures are predicted for the trochanter alone (upper femur).
The average surgical time of a medullary nail is 60-90 minutes, during the operation 2-3 locking holes should be found under X-rays, which can take 3-5 minutes per hole depending on the surgeon’s practice. Meanwhile the surgeon and the operating staff are exposed to radiation (effective dose limit of 20mSv per year).
The objectives of the Webinar are:
▪ To deepen the knowledge of different distal locking techniques and highlights as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.
▪ To introduce the magnetic targeting system and the distal hand targeting devices which provide a new innovative surgical technique.
▪ To emphasise that thanks to this unique technique not only a reduction in radiation exposure of the OR team is possible but also a decrease of the OR time and costs.
This Industry Collaborative Webinar is organised with the support of Sanatmetal in collaboration with EFORT and hosted by M-Events.
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