Dr. Michael Nett performed South Shore University Hospital's first knee surgery using augmented reality.
Dr. Nett wore a headset that acts like a GPS device as he operated with a 3D printed knee.
The device allows orthopedic surgeons to follow operating plans projected onto the lens of a screen.
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Dr. Nett explained how the headset works.
"Basically, an iPhone with a battery pack connected to our standard orthopedic helmet," Dr. Nett said.
Doctors say the technology made the procedure more precise and created a more accurate positioning of the knee implant.
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