The PREP Tech™ reviews inputs from the prescription and imaging data taken from the long standing AP radiograph to determine the proper correction and mechanical alignment planned by the surgeon for their patient. They input this information into Bodycad Planner to determine the proposed correction and design to the surgeon.
It is important that patients seek out an orthopaedic surgeon to determine the best course of action for their care. The orthopaedic surgeon can determine if Bodycad is the best product option for you.
Bodycad can use CT, MRI and digital radiographs. Bodycad is imaging agnostic, we believe we need the best images for the application. We continue to stay on top of current trends in imaging technologies to ensure a high level of precision in our 3D models. Our proprietary imaging algorithms allow for a fully automated segmentation with human verification steps. This allows for a very efficient and accurate model. We have guides for imaging procedures for the BC Reflex Uni™ and BC OnCall™ Cutting Guides which are available on our website.
Bodycad PREP Tech™ are true collaborators who work with the surgeon to achieve precise anatomical fit for every patient. PREP Tech™ are knowledgeable about principles of load bearing, joint articulation, and orthopedic correction. They offer consultation and support at every stage of the development process, from initial design to final approval. Bodycad PREP Techs are trained in engineering, human anatomy, and software programming. Because they work closely with individual surgeons, PREP Tech™ are able to develop a sense of a surgeon’s preferences and profile to further refine and customize each restoration.
21 days from the time the surgeon approves the design.
Bodycad has clearance for the BC Reflex Uni™ in the US and EU as well as BC Fine Osteotomy™. The OnCall personalized cutting guides are cleared for sale in Canada. All other OnCall products can be sold as a custom device in accordance with the regulatory requirements and custom guidance associated in the countries where we do business.
Personalized restoration, also referred to as personalized orthopaedics, is associated with the personalized medicine movement in healthcare. It is an emerging field of medicine that uses diagnostic tools to identify specific anatomy to help assess which medical treatments, procedures and products will be best for each patient to restore function and mobility.
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Accuracy & Fit
Our is highly automated but is validated by the PREP Tech™ after each step of our process. Once the product is approved and manufacturing begins we follow strict quality controls and processes to ensure we maintain the highest standards for precision.
Within a few days of receiving the images via the PREPLINK, a first plan is proposed. BC Fine Osteotomy™ solution is delivered to your hospital within 21 days from the approval of the plan.
BC Fine Osteotomy™ provides pre-operative and post-operative bone models in the kit. With these bone models. Furthermore, the unique perzonalized shape and patient-specific wedge, the plate fits only at the precise location providing the surgeon the assurance that the planning was properly excecuted during surgery.
With BC Fine Osteotomy™ we can take into account any other surgery that is planned along with the osteotomy such as an ACL reconstruction. Therefore, the plate will be to leave enough space for the tunnel.
BC Fine Osteotomy™ will take into account the position and orientation of the tunnel to design and manufacture a plate that will consider previous surgeries.
Yes, by doing all the planning in a 3D environment is able to correct the tibial slope (increase or decrease) of the patient correcting knee alignment in the coronal plane.
BC Fine Osteotomy™ needs a long standing AP Radiograph along with a CT scan of the leg. The CT Scan can be either full leg or the hip, knee, ankle. Refer to our imaging guide for further details. All the images can be sent by internet via the PREPLINK.
Connect to https://preplink.bodycad.com/ to create an account. One of our team members will contact you after your registration.
Both the plates and the screws are Titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V).
Yes, BC Fine Osteotomy™ offers 3 types of screws including 4.5 mm bicortical screws, 4.5 mm locking screws and 6.5 mm cancellous screws. They can be selected when filling out a new order form on the web portal PREPLINK.
We use the most appropriate images for the application. Bodycad OnCall can use a combination of radiographs, MRI and/or CT to come up with the correct plan and solution for the patient. Please consult the Bodycad OnCall imaging guide found in the download library or contact a PREP Tech™ at firstname.lastname@example.org
Typically, 21 days from surgeon approval but this may vary according to the complexity of the design and the procedure.
Please contact a PREP Tech™ at email@example.com to start the process. The PREP (personalized restoration evaluation process) is followed.
We have now performed many cases in Canada and the US mainly in the osteotomy and tumor resection space.
A complex restoration includes any procedure which is typically a niche, underserved market and usually occurs in very small volume. Typically, this would include tumor resection, osteotomy and revision restorations.
We use proprietary algorithms to personalize the articulating surface based on the 3D rendering of the patient’s anatomy. The kinematics is unique for each patient and validated by finite element analysis (FEA) and contact pressure for each patient.
21 Days from the time the surgeon approves the design.
Medical Grade Nylon (polyamide type 12) which is used by many companies for personalized guides thrughout the orthopaedic industry.
We communicate through PREP Link, our proprietary software which incorporates a 3D viewer to allow a PREP Tech™ and surgeon to communicate and collaborate on the optimal design for the patient. For the first time the surgeon can modify the design of the implants and instruments to their preferences best suited for their patient. This is true personalization.
The materials used for the locking pin matches the material of the tibia and femur. The tibia is made from medical grade titanium and so is the screw and locking pin. The femur is made from CoCr and so is the femoral screw. Both materials are widely used in the orthopaedic industry.
In addition to patient specific information we ask for mechanical alignment and tibial resection information based on the surgeon’s pre-operative assessment of the necessary correction. The PREPLink will be used to confirm the final design inputs from the surgeon to the PREP Tech™.