Orthopedics is the field of medicine that focuses on surgery on, or manipulation of, the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic conditions treated operatively and non-operatively with medications, physical therapy, exercise, alternate therapies or by a host of surgical procedures, including some that are minimally invasive and thus less traumatic to the body than traditional open surgery. The overall goal of orthopedic treatments is to preserve or restore the musculoskeletal system.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Radio frequency identification is a means of keeping track of objects using digitally encoded tags and a digital database that contains the information about every tagged object. In this way, RFID technology is similar to barcoding.
However, unlike reading barcodes, an RFID reader, also known as an interrogator, uses radio waves to locate tags and does not need to have the tag right in front of it to scan it.
In fact, the tag does not even need to be in the line of sight of the reader. Furthermore, barcodes read one at a time, but multiple RFID tags can read simultaneously.