The mediCAD 6.x version of the medical planning software

mediCAD 2D

mediCAD Hectec GmbH releases the new version of its mediCAD® 6.X digital planning program. The new version contains numerous expansions developed in response to suggestions from orthopedic surgeons.


As a user, you profit by our strength in listening.
The number of customers of mediCAD® 6.X is constantly rising, which shows us that with our software, we efficiently accompany and support your daily work. We are always pleased to receive your feedback on potentially developing the software further, to meet your needs.
In the version 6.x the focus is set on simplifying your work, i.e. automatic repositioning in the hip planning, automatic recognition of the femur axis when measuring the offset or a favoritlist in the implant database.


World of mediCAD

Your access to the 3D world.

In the knee module it is possible to place templates in AP and ML simultaniously. Knee planning made in one step. In the new homescreen in mediCAD® version 6.x, our 3D Modules are included: 3D Spine, 3D Hip, 3D Knee and 3D Shoulder.

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2D Hip

The hip module helps you plan hip implants.

It is based on planning methods, which were previously done manually, for hip endoprosthetics using radiographic imaging and prosthesis templates.
You can quickly and easily:
• Determine the appropriate femoral neck length
• Select and fit suitable cup and/or shaft combinations
• Determine pre- and postoperative leg-length compensation
• Professionally measure using the "FAI" function
• Determine the dimensions of bilateral femoral offsets
• Determine the acetabular offsets
• Calculate and perform intertrochanteric osteotomies


Hip automatic1Automatic planning

Shafts and cups may be proposed after automatic recognition of the relevant landmarks using the "Automatic Planning" function in the "Hip" module. This function allows mediCAD® to facilitate rapid and efficient preoperative endoprosthetic planning. The use of a "Favorites List" limits the automatic determination to manufacturers or implant configurations for which the surgeon has a personal preference.


Intertrochanteric Osteotomy

Hip intratrohantericThe "Intertrochanteric osteotomy" function allows surgeons to plan a corrective osteotomy of the trochanter, the upper section of the femur. Based on the axial malalignment, intertrochanteric osteotomy frequently offers the possibility to delay a total hip replacement.
The function permits planning of the resection line along the trochanter, along with subsequent definition of the rotational angle of the resection. The osteotomy planned using this rotational angle is generated in the planning image. The surgeon is able to perform flexible modification of the angle of osteotomy using this image.


Hip FAIFAI

The femoro-acetabular impingement ("FAI") function in the "Hip" module facilitates the professional measurement and assessment of hip joint morphology. This function enables easy diagnosis of pathologies, such as CAM, pincer and mixed impingement, as well as dysplasia. mediCAD® facilitates the precise measurement and assessment of all forms of FAI during this process, using various X-ray images (Faux-profile, Rippstein view, Lauenstein view, cross-table lateral view, pelvic view).


Biometry

Looking for a biometric analysis?
No problem with mediCAD®!
It automatically suggests the optimal position of the joint center point while considering body size, weight and initial biometric analysis. Load distribution is improved and physiological muscle flexing is re-established using the biometrically determined standard range for anchoring of prostheses. Optimized implant geometry avoids biomechanically unfavorable results.
mediCAD® has unique capabilities for answering these types of questions.


Hip Triple pelvic osteotomyTriple pelvic osteotomy

The "Triple pelvic osteotomy" function in mediCAD® offers an easy-to-use option for planning hip joint repositioning in cases of dysplasia.

This function makes it possible to display rotations and bone fragment offset with a few clicks of the mouse.
The roofing of the modified joint can then be calculated.

 


Hip pediatricPediatrics

The "Pediatric measurements" function facilitates the assessment of pediatric hip joints using clinically relevant values. Since American and European orthopedic surgeons assess the state of the hip joint using different criteria, these differences are considered in this approach. Most of these criteria are automatically assessed by mediCAD® using pre-existing grading tables. mediCAD® offers dimensions for the following image formats: Pelvic views, long leg views, Faux profile view, Rippstein II view.

 

2D Knee

mediCAD Knee module

knee autoKnee replacements can be planned in two planes (AP and ML) using the "Knee" module. Potential axial malalignments can be determined and corrected during planning. This enables preoperative and postoperative assessment of corrections to the transmission of force throughout the leg. This in turn significantly prolongs the service life of the prosthetic knee.

mediCAD® performs the correction of the malalignment automatically or based on manual specifications, depending on the desired objective. It calculates the expected postoperative mechanical axes, longitudinal axes and all relevant angles. Planning is performed on whole-leg AP and partial ML X-ray images simultaneously. This approach allows for optimal assessment of the posterior condyle.

Autoplan Knee

All dimensions are determined, and any axial malalignments are automaticallly determined and corrected after automatic recognition of the relevant landmarks using the "Autoplan Knee" function.
This function allows mediCAD® to facilitate rapid and efficient preoperative endoprosthetic planning. The use of a "Favorites List" limits the automatic determination to manufacturers or implant configurations for which the surgeon has a personal preference.

All dimensions are determined, and any axial malalignments are automaticallly determined and corrected after automatic recognition of the relevant landmarks using the "Autoplan Knee" function.
This function allows mediCAD® to facilitate rapid and efficient preoperative endoprosthetic planning. The use of a "Favorites List" limits the automatic determination to manufacturers or implant configurations for which the surgeon has a personal preference.

 

2D Long Leg - Osteotomy

The module Long Leg allows the holistic view and planning of osteotomies.

Osteotomy

The osteotomy module can be used to plan femoral or tibial corrective osteotomies, with single or multiple osteotomies, using the open wedge or closed wedge technique. Axial misalignments are found automatically, and corrections are handled automatically or manually. An integrated database makes it easy to select suitable osteosynthesis components such as nails, plates, screws and more. With mediCAD®, merging partial images to create a complete long-leg image is a very simple and intuitive process.

Autoplan osteotomy

All dimensions are determined after automatic recognition of the relevant landmarks using the “Autoplan Osteotomy” function. Axial malalignments can be corrected by specifying the relevant cuts. This function allows mediCAD® to facilitate rapid and efficient preoperative endoprosthetic planning.

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Osteotomy according to Dror Paley

An analysis determines the type, number, size and localization of the osteotomies. When correction is complete, all joint-related mechanical weight-bearing axes and joint tangents must lie within the normal range.
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Common methods: Open Wedge oder Closed Wedge

All pre- and post-operative results are shown. Misalignments can be calculated using the expanded Osteotomy module according to Dror Paley. The process has been used for years at www.gelenkzentrum-wiesbaden.de. The mathematical principles are according to Prof. Dror Paley, Baltimore as well as Prof. Dr. J. Pfeil and Prof. Dr. B. Gladbach.

- Analysis of the pre-operative situation
- Determination of CORA/NCORA, single or multiple osteotomies
- Simulation of post-operative results.
- Automatic calculation of optimal angles.
- Determination of the apex and actual angle of deformity from the AP and sagittal views.
- Interactively select and evaluate the correction yourself.

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Torsion measurement

The "Torsion measurement" function in the whole leg module allows femoral and tibial measurement of internal or external torsion. This information is useful for remodeling osteotomies and can be used intraoperatively. The measurement of the TT-TG distance over the distance between the sulcus of the trochlea and the tibial tuberosity can be used in case of patellar instability.
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Torsion Waidlich

 

Upper extremities

Shoulder, elbow, hand, finger

This module enables the determination of the size and position of implants for shoulder, elbow, hand and finger, ensuring optimized planning. Postoperative results can be simulated.

mediCAD Upper Extremities

 

Foot, Ankle joint, Hallux Valgus

This module contains the tools you need for planning and for determining the size and position of implants for feet, ankle joints, and toes. It automatically calculates relevant angles for analysis of the pre-operative situation. The post-operative results can be simulated at any time. All individualized dimensioning options and a variety of implants are available.

Foot / Ankle Joint

Enables optimized planning, determination of size and position of implants for feet, ankle joints and toes.

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Hallux Valgus

Analysis of the preoperative situation through automatic calculation of all relevant angles. Postoperative results can be simulated at any time. Individualized dimensioning options and a variety of implants are accessible.

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Flatfoot (Pes planus)

The "Flatfoot" function allows the measurement of dimensions such as the calcanear, talometa-tarsal or talocalcanear angle. These can be included for additional assessment of the pathological state.

Ankle Joint Instability

In just a few mouse clicks, mediCAD® allows you to obtain a precise overview of the stability of the ankle in an image taken during weight-bearing using the "Ankle Joint Instability" function.

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Trauma

Bone segments can be isolated and shifted and required osteosynthesis products put into place. Implant templates for plates, screws and nails are included. With mediCAD®, merging partial images to create a complete image is a very simple and intuitive process.

• Very simple and intuitive image processing for reconstructing skeletal elements
• Data library for pins, screws and plates
• Plate bending: possibility to customize the plates to fit the anatomy
• Measurement of the roof arc angle
• Diaphyseal and metaphyseal fracture angle measurement

mediCAD Trauma module

mediCAD Upper Extremities