Exactech launches new knee replacement software ExactechGPS

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Exactech has launched ExactechGPS, a new software designed to improve total knee replacement surgery with patient-centric planning and alignment. This advancement integrates ligament-driven balancing technology, enhancing the company’s Newton Knee balancing technique, which allows for simultaneous planning of femur and tibia resections.

The company’s knee system is equipped with 3D-printed Truliant cementless components along with advanced Activit-E polyethylene inserts. First introduced in 2010, ExactechGPS has been utilised in more than 75,000 total knee replacements, demonstrating its widespread clinical adoption.

With the latest software upgrade, Newton Knee integration is now exclusively available for ExactechGPS, offering dynamic soft tissue analytics.

First introduced in 2010, ExactechGPS has been utilised in more than 75,000 total knee replacements, demonstrating its widespread clinical adoption. With the latest software upgrade, Newton Knee integration is now exclusively available for ExactechGPS, offering dynamic soft tissue analytics.

This technology provides surgeons with pre-resection operative insights and enables full-range personalised planning. According to the company, this simplifies the process of evaluating and executing well-balanced total knee replacement procedures.

Exactech knee and AST marketing senior director Pete Cipolletti said: “The evolution of our digital knee platform demonstrates Exactech’s dedication to providing our surgeon partners with advanced technology for ligament-driven, personalised knee surgery.

“With over 3,000 cases completed to date, the Newton Knee technique has rapidly become the favoured method for GPS-guided knee replacements, confirming our conviction that embracing the principles of modern alignment is essential to enhancing patient satisfaction in total knee replacement.”

Pennsylvania-based Lehigh Valley Health Network orthopaedic surgeon and department chair Thomas Meade said: “Technological advancements like Exactech’s forward-thinking knee platform allow surgeons to plan and execute personalised total joint replacement while eliminating the expense and need for advanced imaging based on individual patient anatomy and natural ligament constraints.

“The expansion provides even more flexibility to support various workflows while delivering real-time data to facilitate decision-making for improved and predictable limb and component alignment and balanced soft tissue throughout the entire functional range of motion.”

Earlier this year, Exactech formed a partnership with Statera Medical, a Canadian medical device developer, to create the world’s first smart reverse shoulder implant.