Digital Technology in Surgery
TOKA Surgical Simulator is a digital suite of tools for surgeons to predict the outcome of High Tibia Osteotomy (HTO) to treat knee osteoarthritis (OA).
TOKA is an effective surgical solution for healthcare providers to change the patient-surgeon conversation from long term OA pain management to offering efficient HTO.
TOKA Surgical Simulator aims to inform and train surgeons in high tibial osteotomy (HTO), a proven and cost-effective alternative to joint replacement for treating early-stage knee OA in active or young patients. Orthopaedic surgery is a craft speciality; virtual training aims to inform and educate medical professionals and students about the benefits of TOKA HTO surgery.
TOKA Surgical Simulator provides a single environment to visualise, plan and perform personalised HTO surgical procedures to deliver unparalleled patient experience.
High Tibial Osteotomy is a desirable treatment option for younger individuals as it preserves the natural joint, allowing patients to return to active lifestyles. Knee surgeons, especially those still in training, may be concerned about performing HTO procedures due to the difficulty attaining the desired correction as well as the risk of potential complications related to damaging the complex anatomical structures around the knee joint.
Benefits for the Healthcare providers
- Improved Patients outcomes
- Cost efficiency in the existing NHS surgical context
- Reduced waiting time and patient post-operative stay
- Managing future financial commitments for healthcare
- Helps to increase surgeons’ skills and confidence