Finding NEEMO: Towards organizing smart digital solutions in orthopaedic trauma surgery

Benedikt J. Braun*, Bernd Grimm, Andrew M. Hanflik, Meir T. Marmor, Peter H. Richter, Andrew K. Sands, Sureshan Sivananthan

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There are many digital solutions which assist the orthopaedic trauma surgeon. This already broad field is rapidly expanding, making a complete overview of the existing solutions difficult. The AO Foundation has established a task force to address the need for an overview of digital solutions in the field of orthopaedic trauma surgery. Areas of new technology which will help the surgeon gain a greater understanding of these possible solutions are reviewed. We propose a categorization of the current needs in orthopaedic trauma surgery matched with available or potential digital solutions, and provide a narrative overview of this broad topic, including the needs, solutions and basic rules to ensure adequate use in orthopaedic trauma surgery. We seek to make this field more accessible, allowing for technological solutions to be clearly matched to trauma surgeons' needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-420
Number of pages13
JournalEFORT Open Reviews
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Digital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Technology assessment


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