Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a common cause of hip pain in young and middle-aged individuals. It is caused by...
Evolution of Intraoperative Navigation
Much research and development has been performed regarding the utilization of existing and new technology for hip arthroscopy. Intraoperative navigation systems have been developed to aid surgeons in determining the adequacy of bony resection. Traditionally, adequacy of bony resection was determined through traditional intraoperative fluoroscopy. These new intraoperative systems not only provide intraoperative feedback, but allow for the generation of post-operative reports, which can be given to patients. These systems use a combination of intra-operative images to generate a virtual three-dimensional representation of the femoral head, and calculates a live alpha angle for perfect resection.
The Stryker Hip Check™ is the first-ever intraoperative navigation system for hip arthroscopy performed for correction of underlying CAM-type FAI. Hip Check™ utilizes intraoperative fluoroscopy to generate side-by-side comparisons of pre and post-resection images to validate the adequacy of resection.
The images can be saved and printed and provided to patients to demonstrate just how much correction was performed. No longer do surgeons need to guess and doubt just how adequate their resection was. With Stryker Hip Check™, under or overcorrection of CAM-type deformities can become a thing of the past.