TPLAN® 3D PLANNING WORKSTATION
The TPLAN 3D Planning Workstation is a computer system for preoperative planning with 3D modeling and simple point-and-click control. The pre-surgical planning begins when the TPLAN converts the CT scan of the patient’s joint into a three-dimensional surface model of the bone. The surgeon selects an appropriate implant and places it along the axes of the bone with the help of anatomical landmarks.
The system has an open library of legally-marketed implants for the US and international markets. The surgeon can manipulate the implant to achieve optimal fit and alignment for the patient’s anatomy.
TPLAN enables the surgeon to explore several surgical plan options without risk to the patient or expending valuable surgical time.
TCAT® COMPUTER-ASSISTED TOOL
The TCAT computer-assisted tool uses the pre-operative plan created by the surgeon in the 3D Planning Workstation for preparation of the bone cavity and joint surface.
The TCAT is staged in the OR, followed by patient positioning, surgical incision and fixation. Using the bone registration process, the surgeon uses a digitizer to collect points and locate the exact position of the patient’s anatomy for precise surgical implementation.
Under direct control of the surgeon and using controlled, gentle pressure, TCAT prepares the bone with sub-millimeter dimensional accuracy as specified by the plan. The specialized bone cutters and other hardware have been developed for accurately preparing the bone to achieve optimal fit of the implant.
If bone motion occurs, a Bone Motion Monitor stops the surgery. The registration system then allows the surgeon to quickly recover bone position and resume the surgery.
The TCAT cuts cavities and planes the femoral and tibia surfaces for knee implants.
ENHANCE SURGICAL PROCEDURE
The TSolution One® Total Knee Application aids surgeons in executing their preoperative plans with precise control, performing hands-free milling for bone preparation. Other surgical systems merely guide the surgeon.
With TPLAN®, the surgeon uses 3D images generated from CT scan data to design a joint replacement procedure tailored to the patient’s unique anatomy. Then, the TCAT® active robot prepares the bone with sub-millimeter dimensional accuracy so the surgeon can place and align the implant according to surgeon’s plan.
As a proven clinical system, studies demonstrate improved implant fit and alignment with fewer malalignment outliers when comparing the TSolution One® Total Knee Application to conventional manual joint replacement surgery. The TSolution One® offers several unique advantages:
- Surgeon’s choice of implants
- Open platform surgical system
- Precise pre-surgical planning executed every time
- Sub-millimeter dimensional accuracy
- Precise cutting for optimal alignment
- High-precision smart-tool technology
- Non-optical technology