The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an iPad app designed to help orthopedic surgeons conduct pre-operative planning of total hip replacement surgery.

Developed by Voyant Health Ltd., TraumaCad Mobile allows surgeons to securely import medical images—directly from hospital imaging systems or from secured cloud storage—so they can use these digital images to perform measurements, fix prostheses, simulate osteotomies, and visualize fracture reductions. Considered a class II medical device in the U.S., the app overlays prosthesis templates on radiological images and includes tools for performing measurements on the image and for positioning the template.

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