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Pioneering Technology Enhances Personalized Shoulder Replacement Surgeries, Spearheaded by a Surgeon in Newton

Thursday, November 02, 2023

Orthopedic specialist, is introducing an innovative computer-assisted technology for personalized shoulder replacement surgeries in his practice. This groundbreaking technology, known as ExactechGPS® Guided Personalized Surgery, represents a significant advancement in the field. It provides surgeons with real-time visual guidance and alignment data during total shoulder surgery.

Similar to the way a GPS navigation system works in your car, this platform offers a visual representation of the patient's joint on a screen. This enables surgeons to seamlessly integrate their preoperative plans with intraoperative computer-assisted technology, ensuring that implant alignment meets the specific needs of the patient. This technology allows me to combine each patient's personalized surgical plan with real-time guidance during the surgery, ensuring accurate implant placement.

The GPS technology effectively combines the expertise of the surgeon with an advanced computer system, with the goal of achieving greater accuracy and precision in shoulder surgeries. Designed to match a patient's unique bone structure and anatomy, GPS enables surgeons to make informed decisions about bone removal and optimal implant placement. The technology also provides a preoperative planning tool that allows surgeons to plan their cases meticulously before the surgery, using a virtual simulation. Surgeons can then execute this plan in real-time during surgery, guided by a detailed 3-D anatomical model of the patient's shoulder.


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