ExactechGPS Guided Total Shoulder Replacement
Have you ever experienced your vehicle when it is out of alignment—your car movement doesn’t feel right and your tires may produce uneven wear, requiring you to need a new set? Joints in the body work in a very similar fashion.
When patients require a total joint replacement, proper placement and alignment of the implant is critical to the implant’s overall longevity and function. ExactechGPS® Guided Personalized Surgery combines surgeon expertise with an advanced computer system, similar to a navigation device in your car, to perform your joint replacement surgery with a goal of advanced accuracy and precision.
ExactechGPS pairs surgeon expertise with an advanced computer system to perform the patient’s shoulder surgery with a goal of improved accuracy and precision.
The ExactechGPS Shoulder Application’s preoperative planning tool is designed to help surgeons understand their patient’s anatomy prior to surgery and plan the surgery through a virtual simulation
Surgeons can execute their plan in real time during the surgery based on a 3-D anatomical model of the patient’s shoulder, making adjustments as needed
Gives greater visibility to the shoulder anatomy, allowing for more consistent and accurate implant placement.
Paired with Exactech’s Equinoxe Shoulder System, which has demonstrated excellent biomechanics and outcomes in its more than 10 years of use, as proven by more than 80 peer-reviewed clinical studies
How it Works
The computer analyzes the information it has gathered and displays it on the screen in a graphical format with calculated key measurements
With a few simple trackers placed on the patient's bone, the system sends data on the patient's anatomical structure and joint movement to the computer.
The images on the screen allow the surgeon to verify where to remove bone and appropriately place the implant.