"intellijoint HIP Anterior has been developed by a group of brilliant engineers with deep understanding of the steps involved in direct anterior hip replacement, which allows surgeons to integrate the device easily into their workflow," said Dr. Javad Parvizi, member of Intellijoint Surgical's Scientific Advisory Board and DAA orthopaedic specialist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Department of Orthopedic Surgery. "intellijoint HIP Anterior provides quantifiable, intraoperative measurements that allows surgeons to optimally position the components, restore limb length and offset. intellijoint HIP Anterior stands to eliminate fluoroscopy verification for cup position, leg length and offset that is often used by surgeons."
Per bench top validation testing cleared by the FDA, 20 separate simulations were performed with intellijoint HIP Anterior accurately measuring anteversion to within 0.47°and inclination to within 0.65° when compared to radiographic scans. intellijoint HIP Anterior was intuitively designed to provide cup position measurements in relation to the supine coronal plane or Anterior Pelvic Plane, depending on surgeon's preference.
"The low-cost fee-per-case pricing model of intellijoint HIP Anterior allows me to utilize navigation for all of my total hip replacements with the Direct Anterior Approach." commented Dr. Michael Bradley, president/CEO of Orthopedics Rhode Island. "My DAA patients have peace of mind knowing that their hip implants are positioned exactly how I planned pre-operatively, thanks to intraoperative measurements from intellijoint HIP Anterior."
Intellijoint Surgical will be showcasing the full intellijoint HIP suite including intellijoint HIP Anterior at AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting—Booth #5551 from March 15–18, 2017 in San Diego, Calif., USA. intellijoint HIP Anterior is currently in Limited Market Release and will be available in New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, and Houston, Texas in early summer 2017.