Local Orthopedic Surgeon, Ritesh Shah, MD, Receives Innovation Trailblazer Award for Adoption of New Navigation System for Hip Replacement Surgery

July 16, 2018 (Morton Grove, IL) – Orthopedic surgeon, Ritesh Shah, MD, was honored with the IJS Innovation Trailblazer Award of Excellence acknowledging early adoption of intellijoint HIP into his practice at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) setting at Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center (ISMOSC) in Morton Grove.

intellijoint HIP is a highly accurate 3D mini-optical navigation system used to assist in proper size selection and positioning of artificial implants during a hip replacement. Dr. Shah is the first orthopedic surgeon in Illinois to offer this new technology in an outpatient or ASC setting. 

“Many of my patients come to me in pain looking to regain their former mobility, but are worried about the short- and long-term risks associated with total hip replacements,” explained Dr. Shah. “By utilizing the quantitative measurements that intellijoint HIP provides intraoperatively, I am able to ensure the implants have been positioned accurately resulting in a significant decrease of associated risks. Patients are back to their active lifestyles in just days, confident in their surgical outcomes.”

A total hip replacement is typically an effective surgery that can reduce hip pain and restore mobility. The risks of this procedure can include leg length discrepancy, dislocation, joint instability, reduced muscle strength, reduced hip range of motion, and long-term pain. intellijoint HIP addresses these risks by providing accurate, intraoperative measurements for cup position, leg length, and offset to assist the surgeon in placing implants in a location that best matches the patient’s native anatomy. 

“Intellijoint Surgical is proud to present the Innovation Trailblazer Award to Dr. Shah today,” said Armen Bakirtzian, CEO, Intellijoint Surgical. “We want to acknowledge not only his adoption of intellijoint HIP, but his overall commitment to better surgical outcomes through exploring new advances in the field — both in technique and in technology.”

About Dr. Ritesh Shah:

Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized, board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements in the outpatient setting. His mission is to return patients to their active lifestyle as quickly and as safely as possible. He travels and teaches colleagues worldwide about new advances in same day hip and knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, joint revision surgery, and the Rapid Recovery Reality approach to orthopedic care.

About Intellijoint Surgical:

Intellijoint Surgical® develops and commercializes surgical navigation solutions. Intellijoint’s flagship product, intellijoint HIP provides surgeons with real-time, intraoperative measurements to ensure accurate positioning of orthopedic implants during Total Hip Arthroplasty. Intellijoint is committed to improving patients’ lives by providing every surgeon with effective, easy-to-use technology.

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