News | March 30, 2015

DePuy Synthes to Market Hip Replacement Systems with Radlink Positioning System

Exclusive distribution agreement adds real-time intra-operative imaging and navigation to Depuy Synthes’ hip replacement systems

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RadLink GPS image courtesy of RadLink Inc.

March 30, 2015 — DePuy Synthes Companies has signed an exclusive worldwide sales agreement with Radlink Inc. to offer real-time image guidance with DePuy Synthes’ hip replacement systems. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 81st annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in Las Vegas.

The agreement with Radlink provides DePuy Synthes Companies with exclusive rights to market the Radlink Galileo Positioning System (GPS) featuring Surgeon’s Checklist for use with DePuy Synthes Companies’ hip replacement systems.

The GPS provides surgeons with real-time intra-operative imaging and navigation, and easy-to-follow steps that are designed to help them address key challenges in hip replacement; these include component positioning, sizing, leg length and offset restoration for all surgical approaches. With advanced intraoperative imaging that processes and displays in only four seconds, the GPS has the potential to significantly reduce the time, labor and expense associated with traditional digital imaging technology.

This is DePuy Synthes Companies’ second agreement in less than a year to expand access to enabling technologies for use with its products and solutions. An agreement signed last fall between DePuy Synthes Companies and Blue Belt Technologies of Plymouth, Minn., for the Blue Belt Navio Surgical System has resulted in the first clinical use of the Navio System with DePuy Synthes Companies’ SIGMA High Performance (HP) Partial Unicondylar Knee. The Navio system combines computed tomography (CT)-free navigation software with a handheld robotic-assisted bone shaping tool that is designed to bring a high degree of implant placement accuracy along with soft tissue balancing benefits.

Both Radlink’s Galileo Positioning System and use of Blue Belt’s Navio system with the SIGMA High Performance (HP) Partial Unicondylar Knee are available in the United States with launches planned in other geographies.  

For more information: www.depuysynthes.com

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