Aligning the knee properly during arthroplasty is challenging and existing systems are very expensive. This prototype is roughly one-hundredth the cost of those systems and determines femoral alignment to a precision of less than half a degree.
Stockton, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013
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Dr. Schaafsma was awarded two patents, a near-field optical microscope with infrared fiber probe and an infrared optical fiber coupler. As an educator, he has taught and lectured to potential clients and corporate officers of multi-billion dollar companies and to students around the nation.
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