November 02, 2017
Portsmouth Regional Hospital is now using new technology to offer guided personalized surgery for shoulder replacements on the Seacoast.
Orthopedic surgeon Moby Parsons, MD, is the first surgeon in New Hampshire to perform ExactechGPS® Guided Personalized Surgery on patients. He performed a shoulder surgery using this new technology on Tuesday, October 31, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
ExactechGPS Guided Personalized Surgery is an advanced platform that allows surgeons to combine preoperative planning with intraoperative computer-assisted technology.
ExactechGPS pairs our surgeon expertise with an advanced computer system to perform the patient’s shoulder surgery with a goal of improved accuracy and precision for the benefit of the patient,” stated Dean Carucci, Portsmouth Regional Hospital CEO.
The ExactechGPS Shoulder Application’s preoperative planning tool is designed to help surgeons understand their patient’s anatomy prior to surgery and plan the surgery through a virtual simulation.
Surgeons can then execute their plan in real time during the surgery based on a 3-D anatomical model of the patient’s shoulder, making adjustments as needed. This unique technology gives greater visibility to the shoulder anatomy, allowing for more consistent and accurate implant placement.
Exactech worked closely with a design team of experienced upper extremity specialists to develop this guided personalized surgery system. The design team included Moby Parsons, MD, of The Knee, Hip and Shoulder Center in Portsmouth, NH, as well as specialists from Stanford University Department of Orthopaedics, the Dallas Bone and Joint Clinic, the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and others.