It’s estimated that in typical orthopaedic surgeries, 30% of screws placed are determined to be the wrong size and need to be replaced. Among screws and implants that are not selected, about 50% of these cannot be reused and will be discarded.
The result is millions of dollars wasted every year on unusable screws, implants, and components. Mismeasurement is costly.
U.S. Implant Waste Cost: Annually
SMD technologies can help reduce direct and indirect costs associated with implant waste that occurs due to the measurement inaccuracies inherent with conventional technology.