Stryker’s MR Guidance System Used for Shoulder Arthroplasty Surgery

It combines Stryker's software with the Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset.

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Stryker today announced that the first shoulder arthroplasty surgeries using Blueprint Mixed Reality (MR) Guidance have been successfully completed by Dr. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD, Consultant and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Dr. George Athwal at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Canada.

Designed by a team of surgeons, the Blueprint MR Guidance System combines Stryker's software with the Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset, allowing the surgeon to track the position and orientation of surgical instrumentation in the physical environment. Blueprint MR Guidance allows surgeons and their instruments to be ‘guided’ by 3D images and guidance widgets, which can be displayed on the patient and in the surgeon’s line of sight without disrupting normal workflow. The MR Guidance system received FDA clearance in January 2023.

Blueprint Mixed Reality OR Visualization, the previous iteration of Stryker’s Blueprint Mixed Reality, has been used by over 50 surgeons and in more than 3,500 shoulder replacement procedures globally. To learn more about Blueprint and Mixed Reality, visit

Stryker anticipates the completion of the first case utilizing the Blueprint Mixed Reality (MR) Guidance System in Europe in February, marking a significant milestone in advancing surgical technology globally.

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