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ting that right, and we're trying to get bet- ter," says Dr. Yoon, the director of the division of orthopaedic trauma and adult reconstruction at Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center. "I think that's where 3D C-arms have an application." The field of view afforded by 3D C-arms — and not possible with conventional fluoroscopy — lets surgeons achieve the axial cut, which helps them reduce the tibia or make sure the reduction is properly placed during repairs of tibial plateau fractures," adds Dr. Yoon. Current suture management systems used during fracture repairs are designed to help surgeons achieve bone reduction and syndesmo- sis in an optimal spot, according to Dr. Yoon. He says clinical studies showing the efficacy of these systems were completed using post-op CT scans and believes 3D imaging could further enhance outcomes. "It would let surgeons check to make sure syndesmosis is perfect in the OR, a benefit that would enhance outcomes," says Dr. Yoon. "That's one area where I feel the C-arms can clearly help surgeons improve how they perform surgery." OSM A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 3 Surgeons can set the arm to an exact position, save the position and return the arm to within a few millimeters of it.

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