AOTK System

30. November 2018

AOTK System Innovations magazine

The 2018 edition of the AOTK System Innovations magazine is available now, offering insights into the newly approved trauma, spine, CMF, and veterinary products in collaboration with our industrial partner. In addition to the usual showcase of AOTK innovations, this issue contains summaries of the AOTK Meet the Experts' sessions and the AOTK Experts' Symposia held during the AO Davos Courses in 2017

Contributions from the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation (AOCID) as well as the AO Education Institute​ complement the content of this year's AOTK System Innovations magazine—this year edited by Daniel Buchbinder, Michael Raschke, and Maarten Spruit.

One of the strategic AOTK initiatives is the investigation of smart sensor technology to monitor patient performance and compliance in general and fracture healing in specific. Supported by the AOTK, ARI focuses on such technology and its use in fixation devices. 

In this Innovation magazine ARI reports on a concept to incorporate a measuring and recording unit in an internal fixator to determine the status of bone union. The orthopedic and trauma world will witness an increasing number of applications with smart sensor technology in the near future and the AOTK is well positioned to appropriately address this trend.

One of the strengths of the AOTK is its flexible structure, which reflects the needs of all the stakeholders in medical product development.