May 31, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center surgeon first to use technology combination for revision knee surgery

Exactech, a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products and biologic solutions for extremities, knee and hip, recently announced that St. Vincent Charity Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Bernard Stulberg, M.D., was the first surgeon to use two of its technologies in combination to support a revision total knee surgery. Dr. Stulberg performed the first case using the new ExactechGPS® revision knee software application (RTKA), along with the company’s Truliant® Knee System instrumentation.

ExactechGPS is a surgeon-controlled, computer-assisted surgical technology that provides real-time, intraoperative data during total joint arthroplasty. The RTKA application helps orthopaedic surgeons address complex primary and challenging revision cases by providing insights into the diseased joint, feedback of anatomical and mechanical alignment, component sizing and resection validation.

According to Dr. Stulberg, a revision knee specialist, “I had the opportunity to experience firsthand the powerful potential of the Truliant instrumentation combined with ExactechGPS. The RTKA application revealed the existing abnormalities that caused my patient’s disability, and helped guide the sizing and positioning of the implants. The result was restoration of alignment and stability of a previously unstable total knee arthroplasty.”

ExactechGPS has a proven ability to achieve high accuracy and precision in resection alignment1 and is the only computer-assisted surgical technology to offer surgeons advanced ligament balancing options for RTKA. Fully integrated with the ExactechGPS technology, Exactech provides a comprehensive array of revision implant options, including metaphyseal cones, stems, augments and offset couplers.

“Exactech’s revision system leaves no doubt it can simplify procedures, while providing the framework to consistently deliver successful results for the wide range of complications in RTKA,” Dr. Stulberg said. “I am fully confident this will result in significant and meaningful benefits for both the surgeon and the patient.”

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