SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In a development that may not have been possible just five years ago, outpatient and short-stay total joint arthroplasty (TJA) procedures are proliferating in the United States. Relying upon post-operative management protocols and a strong concept of good surgical candidates, orthopaedic surgeons are performing increasing numbers of outpatient TJA procedures, including total hip arthroplasty (THA), at both ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and inpatient hospitals.
The trend toward outpatient THA means that surgeons need an effective and affordable tool for intraoperative assessment of limb alignment and component positioning. OrthoGrid Systems, Inc., is quickly becoming the preferred solution. The company's patented HipGrid® Drone™ technology is an inexpensive, non-invasive tool that facilitates alignment and positioning with results that meet or exceed any other technology on the market – at any price.
"Short-stay total hip arthroplasty requires orthopaedic surgeons and their surgical team to be faultless, but that doesn't mean they need robotics," shares Edouard Saget, OrthoGrid President. "They already have access to fluoroscopy, which is standard at both ASCs and hospitals, but to achieve the best outcomes and maximize the benefits of fluoroscopy, surgeons need a standard procedure and device to assess and achieve proper alignment and positioning every time. That's what OrthoGrid technology provides."
Technology to perform THA can be complex and costly, but it does not have to be. Technically complex and expensive devices do not always achieve the best outcomes or efficiencies. HipGrid Drone is relatively low tech making it easy to learn and low cost and has been shown to reduce time in the OR. Most importantly, studies confirm its ability to achieve proper cup abduction, leg length, and hip offset.
"Pairing good clinical outcomes with economical solutions is vital to our success and that of our customers. Many devices either improve results or lower costs, but not both. Typically, better outcomes come with a high price tag. OrthoGrid provides solutions that improve results and lower costs," says Miriam Colon, OrthoGrid Contracting Manager.
"HipGrid Drone provides vital data regarding alignment and positioning intra-operatively, when there is an opportunity to make crucial adjustments," says Richard Boddington, OrthoGrid CEO. "Why eyeball a procedure when you can verify alignment and positioning onscreen in real time? It aligns surgeons', administrators', and patients' goals of good, low-cost, clinical outcomes for outpatient THA procedures perfectly."
About OrthoGrid Systems, Inc.
OrthoGrid Systems, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its focus is inventing more accurate and cost-effective ways to assist in proper positioning of implants and restoration of leg length when performing total hip replacement (THR). OrthoGrid supplies a growing portfolio of patented and patent-pending technologies related to intraoperative alignment using radiopaque grid patterns for orthopedic total joint arthroplasty and trauma. Please visit company website for more information: www.OrthoGrid.com.
OrthoGrid® Systems, Inc.
Edouard Saget, President
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