Intellijoint Surgical Inc., a privately-held Canadian medical technology company, announces FDA clearance of intellijoint HIP Anterior, the newest application to the intellijoint HIP suite. intellijoint HIP Anterior is a 3D mini-optical navigation solution that provides quantifiable, intraoperative measurements for cup position, leg length, and offset to orthopedic surgeons performing Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA).

“intellijoint HIP Anterior has been developed by a group of brilliant engineers with deep understanding of the steps involved in direct anterior hip replacement, which allows surgeons
to integrate the device easily into their workflow,” says Dr. Javad Parvizi, member of Intellijoint Surgical’s Scientific Advisory Board and DAA orthopaedic specialist at Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery. “intellijoint HIP Anterior provides quantifiable, intraoperative measurements that allows surgeons to optimally position the components, restore limb length and offset. intellijoint HIP Anterior stands to eliminate fluoroscopy verification for cup position, leg length and offset that is often used by surgeons.”

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Per bench top validation testing cleared by the FDA, 20 separate simulations were performed with intellijoint HIP Anterior accurately measuring anteversion to within 0.47° and inclination
to within 0.65° when compared to radiographic scans. intellijoint HIP Anterior was intuitively designed to provide cup position measurements in relation to the supine coronal plane or Anterior Pelvic Plane, depending on surgeon’s preference.

“The low-cost fee-per-case pricing model of intellijoint HIP Anterior allows me to utilize navigation for all of my total hip replacements with the Direct Anterior Approach.” says Dr. Michael Bradley, President and CEO of Orthopedics Rhode Island. “My DAA patients have peace of mind knowing that their hip implants are positioned exactly how I planned pre-operatively, thanks to intraoperative measurements from intellijoint HIP Anterior.”