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PACS solutions for orthopaedic practices
Viztek’s Opal-Ortho Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) (
A) solution for orthopaedic practices is a single appliance that integrates digital radiography or computed radiography with PACS for optimal efficiency. The Opal-Ortho suite occupies a very small footprint, yet it is capable of housing 100,000 imaging studies. According to the manufacturer, enhanced digital templating provides immediate calculations to help surgeons create more precise surgical plans, while the web-based platform enables the display of images on mobile devices such as iPad® tablets or Android devices.

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Conservative treatment for OA knee pain
The DonJoy OA Nano™ knee brace from DJO Global (
B) is a conservative treatment for mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain. Manufactured using nanoMAG™ TTMP, a new type of metal that is reportedly as light as magnesium with the strength of aircraft-grade aluminum, the 14.2-ounce OA Nano decreases pressure on the knee by offloading stress. In addition to its light weight, the knee brace also features flexibility and a low profile, all designed to optimize patient comfort, compliance, and efficacy.

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