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Portuguese national team player Danny operated using the innovative PeekMed technology


Danny suffered a ruptured ACLDanny, 32 years old ex international football player, who played at Zenit St. Petersburg, was injured in a Russian league game, thus failing the European football championship in France. The treatment of the torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) passed by performing a surgical repair. This was planned by Prof. Dr. Jose Carlos Noronha, internationally renowned expert, with our innovative 3D planning software. The PeekMed software provides surgeons more visual and accurate information, which saves time and allows more efficient and safer decisions. With this preview of x-ray and CT imaging, the results become more predictable, which translates into benefits for both the surgeon and the patient.

The winger, who suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, underwent surgery at the Ordem da Trindade Hospital in Oporto, at the hands of Prof. Dr. José Carlos Noronha. In over 25 years of excellence at the service of high competition sport, Prof. Dr. José Carlos Noronha, a specialist in knee ligament injuries, has been the physician of several internationally renowned athletes such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Radamel Falcao.

PeekMed and Dr. Jose Carlos Noronha before the surgery
According to Prof. Dr. Jose Carlos Noronha, PeekMed “allows the planning of traumatic and non-traumatic surgery with the support of the 3D reconstruction. It was for this reason that we turned to this system to plan this surgery. The software has provided us important information with a precision only possible thanks to a 3D technology, thus making the whole procedure more predictable.” The surgeon estimated, however, a long stop for the player, around a year to 14 months.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

João Pedro Ribeiro , CEO of PeekMed , believes that this “is indeed an excellent opportunity for PeekMed to collaborate in the planning of the surgery of a player from our national team. Such injuries are always very complicated, but we worked hard to ensure that the surgical team had access to all the information. Our product is designed to be useful in the simplest surgeries but fundamental in the most complex. We are very happy to have had this opportunity! Our whole team wishes a speedy recovery to Danny and hope that he is back to the pitch as soon as possible!”

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