Medical device firm OrthoGrid Systems has launched a new HipGrid Drone delivery system to improve anatomic outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients.
The HipGrid is a non-invasive and fluoroscopic guide for direct anterior and posterior approach THA.
It displays via the fluoroscopic image, a clinically proven pattern that can be adjusted over the anatomy to visualize and evaluate implant positioning and anatomic alignment.
The new system is said to improve ease of use for both surgeons and C-arm technologists, as well as helps in fine-tune adjustments of the OrthoGrid Technology over the anatomy.
University of Utah orthopaedic surgeon Jeremy Gilliland said: "The key point is that the Grid is distorted the same as the anatomy is distorted, and that the Grid tells me my limb lengths are the same despite the fluoroscopic distortion."
The company exhibited the new drone delivery system at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 25th Annual Meeting held in Dallas last November.
OrthoGrid is also planning to introduce new accessories to address C-arm distortion and magnification, which will affect implant positioning, sizing and postoperative limb alignment.
The accessories are expected to be unveiled at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2016 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, which will be held from 2 to 4 March.
Image: The new HipGrid Drone delivery system. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/OrthoGrid Systems, Inc.