Made-in-Ontario technology will reduce hip surgery complications in Brampton, health system says


Published June 6, 2024 at 2:55 pm

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Hip replacement patients in Brampton will experience fewer complications thanks to a new made-in-Ontario technology, the William Osler Health System says.

Osler, which also oversees the operations at Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General, has partnered with Kitchener-based Intellijoint Surgical to use a new computer-assisted system for total hip replacement surgery, a technology Osler says leads to improved results.

The surgeon-controlled system is called the Intellijoint HIP, which has been proven to help reduce leg length discrepancies, hip dislocations, and revision surgeries, Osler says. It also helps optimize hospital efficiency and resources by eliminating the need for an intraoperative x-ray, reducing the amount of time each surgery takes.

The Intellijoint HIP uses a miniature camera and a software-encoded laptop, and can be used with any major implant. Osler says the technology “integrates seamlessly into a surgeon’s preferred surgical workflow, and does not add time for room turnover or the sterilization process.”

Intellijoint says the technology has “no significant time-add with a minimal learning curve of five cases or less.”

Osler’s Chief of Surgery and Co-Medical Director Dr. Roberta Minna said adding the Intellijoint HIP to the health system’s surgery practice “empowers our surgeons to be as accurate and efficient as possible, leading to better patient and hospital outcomes.”

Potential hip replacement patients are assessed by Osler’s Rapid Access Clinic and may recommend surgical or non-surgical treatment options.

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