Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty is a complex procedure.
Surgeons rely on fluoroscopic images throughout the case to determine desired anatomic and implant alignment.
But fluoroscopic images alone have limitations that can affect surgical outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA):
- Fluoroscopic images are subject to fluoroscopic distortion that is invisible to the naked eye without the use of a visualization aid.
- Each fluoroscopic image includes countless data points that a surgeon must assess in real-time while the patient is on the table.
- In the absense of other tools, a surgeon must rely on his or her ability to assess and optimize key alignment factors such as leg length, hip offset, and cup angle, which can affect patient satisfaction.
PhantomMSK Hip addresses THA fluoroscopic imaging limitations.
PhantomMSK Hip is a non-invasive software system that pulls in fluoroscopic images and provides orthopaedic surgeons with valuable, real-time image analysis tools for direct anterior THA.
In addition to correcting fluoroscopic distortion, PhantomMSK Hip provides key templating and measurement tools that allow surgeons to analyze and address critical factors that affect THA outcomes in surgery, when there is still time to make critical adjustments, including leg length, hip offset, and cup angle.
PhantomMSK Hip is designed to:
- Integrate with a surgeon's current surgical workflow.
- Interface with existing hospital equipment, including both traditional and digital C-arms.
- Work with across THA implants and manufacturers.
- Enable surgeons to more fully evaluate component positioning and anatomical alignment intraoperatively.