OrthoGrid Systems recently announced the release of the new HipGrid Drone at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 25th Annual Meeting held in Dallas last November (2015). The new Drone delivery system incorporates the popular HipGrid for direct anterior and posterior approach total hip arthroplasty (THA), improves ease of use for both surgeons and C-arm technologists and greatly simplifies making fine-tune adjustments of the OrthoGrid Technology over the anatomy. HipGrid’s intuitive technique, simple visualization and cost-effective solution for surgeons and hospitals improve anatomic outcomes for THA patients.
The incorporated HipGrid is a non-invasive, Fluoroscopic Guide for Direct Anterior and Posterior Approach THA and displays through the fluoroscopic image a clinically proven pattern that can be adjusted over the anatomy to visualize and assess implant positioning and anatomic alignment. HipGrid’s results are attributed not only to its THA-specific pattern, but also to its ability to display true C-arm distortion for direct anterior and posterior approach THA.
Jeremy Gilliland, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Utah, 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.”
OrthoGrid will be introducing new accessories to address C-arm distortion and magnification, which can affect implant positioning and sizing, as well as postoperative limb alignment, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, this March 2 to 4.