November 01, 2017 (Waterloo, ON) - Intellijoint Surgical®, a medical technology company, is pleased to announce that it has received FDA Clearance for revision Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) with its intellijoint HIP® System. A 3D Mini-Optical Navigation System, intellijoint HIP® provides surgeons with precise measurements for cup position, leg length and offset for THA. Requiring no pre-operative or intra-operative imaging, intellijoint HIP can be used with any implant manufacturer, and for any primary or revision THA.

The revision indication provides surgeons with the ability to evaluate existing THA components to inform intra-operative decision making. The possibility to leave existing components in place can greatly reduce risk to the patient and can contain cost for the hospital.  Other image based technologies are not suitable for revision THA as existing components create distortion to pre-operative images, making them unusable for critical patient registration.

“intellijoint HIP for revision gives me accurate positioning information about the existing cup. I can then determine which acetabular components need to be removed due to the component being malpositioned,” explained Dr. Wayne Paprosky, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and a member of Intellijoint’s scientific medical advisory board.  “I can document the position to defend why I removed or retained the component. When I am able to leave the cup in place, particularly in high risk patients, the risk of complication is greatly reduced and the procedure is significantly shortened.” 

intellijoint HIP is available for Anterior, Posterior and Lateral approaches and can be used on primary and now revision THA. This milestone supports Intellijoint Surgical’s mission of making intellijoint HIP accessible to every surgeon and every patient.

“Our core technology is well suited for revision surgery as it provides accurate intra-operative information without relying on pre-operative x-rays or imaging of any kind,” added Intellijoint Surgical CEO Armen Bakirtzian. “Image-based robotics and navigation systems rely heavily on pre-operative imaging, which could result in significant inaccuracies due to image distortion by metal from the existing components”.

Visit Intellijoint Surgical at the upcoming American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) annual meeting (booth 100) in Dallas, Texas from November 3rd to 4th to learn about the cutting-edge technology behind intellijoint HIP.

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 proper positioning of orthopaedic implants during Total Hip Arthroplasty. Intellijoint is committed to driving clinical results through the development of solutions that are accessible, fast, and easy-to-use. Intellijoint is setting the new standard in miniature 3D surgical navigation. 

Intellijoint Surgical is the recipient of the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Leadership Award and the Futurpreneur Shopify True Grit Award 2016.

For more information, please visit: www.intellijointsurgical.com