Exactech this week launched its Equinoxe Shoulder Planning App v2.1 in the U.S.
The preoperative planning software is designed for use with the company’s ExactechGPS navigation system in the operating room to connect the preoperative plan with implant placement. The Gainesville, Florida-based company designed the software to give surgeons increase flexibility to plan shoulder component placement and select implants and sizes for scapula and humerous made for a patient’s specific anatomy.
Equinoxe’s latest version has humeral planning with varying humeral stem components and sizes; views for stem anterior/posterior, medial/lateral and inclination positions; humeral head offset and position adjustment in anatomic procedures; patient neutral abduction position refinement and views of the total join and use of combined motions to assess shoulder range of motion and impingement.
In a recent study, the ExactechGPS navigation system provided verified placement accuracy within 2mm and 2 degrees of the preoperative plan and demonstrated better fixation and improved clinical outcomes compared to non-navigated groups.
“The enhancements to the Equinoxe Planning App allow me to truly personalize each reconstruction in a patient-specific fashion,” said Dr. Moby Parsons, a joint replacement surgeon at The Knee, Hip and Shoulder Center in Portsmouth, N.H. and Equinoxe/GPS design team member.
The company expects international market clearance of the Planning App v2.1 in the fourth quarter of this calendar year.
“Since the launch of the original Equinoxe Planning App, surgeons have planned more than 50,000 shoulder cases and executed their plans in 30,000+ cases using GPS,” said Exactech Senior Vice President of Extremities Chris Roche. “The Planning App, combined with GPS, makes the system the first and only shoulder navigation technology that connects the preoperative plan with real-time intraoperative instrument guidance – and verifies implant placement. The new features added to the Planning App highlight Exactech’s drive to create new solutions that enhance our surgeons’ surgical experiences.”