14 November 2016
Corin is excited to announce that during the week of November 7, the first-ever functional, patient specific hip replacement procedures were performed using its Optimized Positioning System (OPS™). Corin’s OPS™ is the first FDA-cleared technology to help surgeons achieve functional, patient-specific component alignment in total hip replacement.
“Corin’s OPS™ technology optimizes the orientation of each individual patient's acetabular component by incorporating functional assessments into the planning phase. The system allows surgeons to understand the biomechanics of each patient’s pelvis during daily activities, creating the critical inputs required to optimize surgical outcomes and streamline procedural workflows,” said Jim Pierrepont, PhD, Corin's Head of Technology.
During the course of the week over 25 OPS™ surgeries were performed at ten centers by Dr Steven Barnett of Orthopaedic Specialty Institute in Orange County, CA; Dr Michael Bradley of South County Orthopaedics in Wakefield, RI; Dr H. John Cooper of New York Orthopaedics in New York, NY; Dr Todd Kelley of University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH; Dr Stefan Kreuzer of Inov8 Orthopaedics in Houston, TX; Dr Michael Miranda and Dr David Watson of Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Temple Terrace, FL; Dr Stephen Raterman of Florida Medical Clinic in Tampa, FL, Dr Herrick Siegel of University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL; Dr Michael Swank of Reconstructive Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, OH; and Dr Jonathan Vigdorchik of NYU Hospital for Joint Disease in New York, NY.
“OPS™ and functional component positioning represent a necessary paradigm shift in orthopaedics. While we have made great progress making surgery less invasive, we have been on a quest for a better way to place components based on individual patients’ needs. Until now, we have based our knowledge of implant position on a 30-year-old publication, which has recently been challenged with data from institutions such as The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York,” explained Dr Stefan Kreuzer.
Dr Michael Miranda added, “OPS™ is the first available system that takes us forward in understanding and addressing functional implant positioning. I am very excited to have access to this innovation to help me individualize every patient’s surgery by optimizing implant positioning to improve clinical outcomes.”
“Combined with Corin’s leading portfolio of hip, knee, and extremities prostheses and rapidly expanding global footprint, OPS™ provides a strong foundation for future growth. OPS™ represents Corin’s ongoing commitment to deliver solutions that matter to our surgeon customers and their patients,” said Paul Berman, Corin’s US President.