Development of intellijoint HIP Anterior gives surgeons a smart, simple and sophisticated device that provides quantifiable, intraoperative measurements for:
intellijoint HIP Anterior provides accurate cup position to within one degree of accuracy. White Paper
Reduce Radiation Exposure
Despite the well-known benefits that DA brings to patients post-operatively, there is high radiation exposure to surgeons intraoperatively that can have dire, long-term effects on a surgeon specializing in DA.
The recommended maximum radiation exposure is 2,000 mrem/year.2
Surgeons practicing DA reach half the recommended maximum radiation exposure in just the first 100 cases required in the typical learning curve.2, 3
High volume surgeons (>189 cases/year) far exceed the recommended maximum radiation exposure. 2, 3
intellijoint HIP Anterior provides quantifiable, intraoperative measurements that could eliminate the need for C-arm verification.
1- Kreuzer S1, Leffers K., Direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty using computer navigation. Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases 2011;69(Suppl 1):S52-5
2 - Singer, G. Occupational Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon Journal of America Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2005;13:69-76
3 - Masonis, J., & Thompson, C. (2008). Safe and accurate: learning the direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. Orthopedics, 31(12 Suppl 2), 129–135.