Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery


10 Promising AI Applications in Health Care

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Even if IA is not the Holy Graal of diagnostic in healthcare, it can help medical staff in many way. This article list 10 promising domains where IA will generate revenues in next 5 years. It's interesting to see that administrative tasks take 51% of nurse's time and (16%) of physician time. AI should drastically reduce it. AI should also be used as a 24/24 and 7/7 health assistant, responding to patients questions about their health and treatments.


FDA Approves AI Tool That Can Detect Wrist Fractures

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved an AI-based diagnostic tool that can accurately detect wrist fractures. Imagene's OsteoDetect uses machine learning algorithms to study 2D X-rays for the signs of wrist fractures. "Artificial intelligence algorithms have tremendous potential to help health care providers diagnose and treat medical conditions," said Robert Ochs, Ph.D., acting deputy director for radiological health, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. "This software can help providers detect wrist fractures more quickly and aid in the diagnosis of fractures." OsteoDetect isn't about to replace doctors but it can help improve fracture detection and get the correct diagnosis and treatment quickly.


Another AI-powered device gets the FDA's blessing

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In an ongoing effort to get more AI into healthcare, the FDA just approved the marketing of an algorithm that detects wrist fractures. The news: The software, called OsteoDetect, identifies fractures in x-rays. Two different studies by Imagen Tech, the company that makes it, showed that it made orthopedic hand surgeons better at spotting fractures. Background: This isn't the first AI to get the green light from the FDA. This year the agency has given the go-ahead for an AI that diagnoses a certain kind of eye disease, and another that helps detect strokes.


FDA approves AI algorithm to help detect wrist fractures

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The Food and Drug Administration has cleared new computer-aided detection and diagnosis software that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze X-ray images to detect wrist fractures in adult patients. The OsteoDetect software from Imagen Technologies, which was reviewed through the De Novo premarket regulatory pathway for low to moderate risk devices, analyzes wrist radiographs using machine learning techniques to identify and highlight regions of distal radius fracture--a common type of wrist fracture--to aid detection and diagnosis. "Artificial intelligence algorithms have tremendous potential to help healthcare providers diagnose and treat medical conditions," said Robert Ochs, acting deputy director for radiological health, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. "This software can help providers detect wrist fractures more quickly and aid in the diagnosis of fractures." According to the FDA, the software is "intended to be used by clinicians in various settings, including primary care, emergency medicine, urgent care and specialty care, such as orthopedics."


FDA permits marketing of artificial intelligence algorithm for aiding providers in detecting wrist fractures

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of Imagen OsteoDetect, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software designed to detect wrist fractures in adult patients. "Artificial intelligence algorithms have tremendous potential to help health care providers diagnose and treat medical conditions," said Robert Ochs, Ph.D., acting deputy director for radiological health, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. "This software can help providers detect wrist fractures more quickly and aid in the diagnosis of fractures." The OsteoDetect software is a computer-aided detection and diagnostic software that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze two-dimensional X-ray images for signs of distal radius fracture, a common type of wrist fracture. The software marks the location of the fracture on the image to aid the provider in detection and diagnosis.


Robot-assisted knee replacement surgery is coming

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Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies just announced the acquisition of French company Orthotaxy, a developer of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery solutions, including for knee replacement surgery.