Augmented Reality in Orthopedic Surgery; Current State and Future Trends

Augmented Reality in Orthopedic Surgery; Current State and Future Trends


Augmented Reality involves overlaying visual, auditory or other sensory information onto the real world to enhance experience. In the medical field; Augmented Reality or (AR) is used to offer computer-processed imaging data to the surgeon in real time.

Augmented Reality technology recently gained increasing interest in the surgical practice and it might be a useful tool for intra-operative guidance and decision-making.

The basic structure of an Augmented Reality system used in orthopedic surgery consists of three essential elements; namely: a position tracking system, a display device and a system control software. AR could be applied to a wide spectrum of orthopedic procedures such as: tumor resection, fracture fixation and component’s alignment in total joint arthroplasty. 

The Department of Orthopedics and Rheumatology at Al Salam Hospital concentrates on providing the most outstanding care to patients affected by a variety of common and uncommon rheumatic disorders, and aspire to that patients achieve disease remission, preserve function and improve their quality of life overall; thus the team strives to provide high-quality care to patients suffering from rheumatic diseases in order to ensure that the best outcomes are achieved. The Department is led by a highly qualified and experienced physician in the field of orthopedic diseases, supported by a highly qualified team of rheumatologists.


  • National Health Institute, 2021
  • MDPI, 2022
  • Medical Device Network

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