Radiation risk
isn't always visible.
ADAPT your OR
Radiation risk isn't always visible. ADAPT your OR.

Up to 10% of total cancers may be induced by radiation.1

Orthopaedic surgeons are 5.37x more likely to have cancer compared to other healthcare workers.2

Female orthopaedic surgeons are 2.9x more likely to have breast cancer compared to other healthcare workers.3

Fifty percent of physicians showed detectable posterior lens opacities, cataracts consistent with ionizing radiation.4

The right tools to reduce radiation exposure.

During surgical procedures, radiation technologies can provide many benefits. These include direct images of a patient’s anatomy to confirm diagnoses, the ability to see movement in real time, confirmation of the progression of surgery, and assistance in accurately placing instrumentation and implants. However, the use of radiation has risks that can potentially affect both patients and perioperative team members. Radiation cannot be seen, felt, or smelled. Therefore, understanding the risks inherent in using radiation technologies during a surgical procedure and knowing how to adequately protect patients and health care providers from unintended radiation exposure is critical to safe practice.

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A surgeon standing on the emitter side of the C-arm in the horizontal position during hip fracture surgery sustains fourfold to eightfold more scatter radiation exposure than does a surgeon standing on the intensifier side of a C-arm in the horizontal position during hip fracture surgery.6

2m from direct path

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The NCRP recommends that all operating room staff stand greater than or equal to 2m from the direct path of the x-ray beam, if possible.7

ALARA

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ALARA is the principle of “as low as reasonably achievable” during procedures using fluoroscopic imaging. Three basic protective measures are: minimize time, maximize distance, use shielding.8


ADAPT
for Gamma3


Integrated seamlessly into the surgeon’s workflow, ADAPT for Gamma3 is software based instrumentation designed to assist with implant alignment, lag screw positioning, and distal locking.

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The average number of proximal k-wire drill attempts.9,10

Up to 11% reduction in radiation exposure proximally during implant placement.11,12

Average fluoroscopy time reduction during distal locking.13

Average reduction in the number of X-rays taken during distal locking.13

ADAPT your OR

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