Exactech (NSDQ:EXAC) said today it launched its ExactechGPS TKA Plus software application designed to provide surgeons with real-time intraoperative computer guidance during total knee arthroplasty procedures.
The ExactechGPS is designed for guided, personalized joint replacement surgery, the Gainesville, Fla.-based company said. The new TKA Plus application provides a simple tool to plan, guide and verify steps in knee replacement procedures and check the patient’s implant alignment.
“I was delighted to experience how seamlessly the system integrated into my surgical workflow. ExactechGPS TKA Plus allowed me to use simple guidance to achieve precision and accuracy in my cuts, which made the knee replacement case run smoothly. I believe this system is exactly what surgeons need to help them achieve more reproducible outcomes,” Dr. Derek Amanatullah of Stanford University Medical Center, who performed the 1st surgery using the system, said in prepared remarks.
The company said that the ExactechGPS TKA Plus is currently available in a pilot launch with full availability slated for 2018.
“The launch of TKA Plus reiterates Exactech’s commitment to delivering a fully comprehensive knee system to the marketplace. The Truliant system of new implants and instruments, combined with our ExactechGPS technology, offers orthopaedic surgeons versatility in managing total knee arthroplasty cases from primary through revision. We are encouraged by the positive responses we have received and look forward to continued momentum behind our new knee system,” knee marketing VP Joseph Pizzurro said in a prepared statement.
Last week, Exactech said it won Japanese approval for its shoulder, knee and hip replacement systems and that the devices had been recently used in their 1st procedures in the region.