INNOVATIONS

Excelsius GPS Robotic Guidance
Dr. Stovall is trained to provide the latest robotic assisted spine surgery known as ExcelsiusGPS®. Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS revolutionizes robotic assisted minimally invasive spine surgery. Robotic guidance meets robotic navigation to provide real-time visualization of instrument positioning and screw placement customized to each patient’s unique anatomy. ExcelsiusGPS® optimizes patient care by combining the benefits of navigation and robotics into one technology.

How does it work?
Instruments are positioned and screws are placed through a rigid robotic arm that aligns precisely to the surgeon’s plan. The ExcelsiusGPS® navigation guides the placement and allows for seamless integration with imaging. This includes preoperative CT, intraoperative CT, and fluoroscopic imaging systems.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
Dr. Zimlich is trained to provide the latest robotic-arm assisted total hip, partial knee and total knee replacement surgery, the Mako. For qualifying patients the Mako robotic-arm assisted technology provides patients with a personalized surgical experience. A new orthopaedic innovation, Mako’s 3D model of the patient’s bone anatomy ensures more accurate implant positioning.

How does it work?
The robotic arm technology creates a 3D model of the patient’s bony anatomy. A 3D model of the hip or knee is used to achieve an individualized pre-operative plan that virtually balances the joint for optimal, individualized placement.

3D Printing
Dr. Stem is trained to use 3D printing, a unique process using CT scan data to design an implant and set of instrumentation that will match precisely to each individual patient’s knee. Thus, correcting any fit issues caused by underlying arthritic deformity such as bone spurs, cysts or flattening of the joint.

The 3D printing designs and delivers custom-made total and partial knee replacement options as well as 3D printed surgical instrumentation for each patient. The result is a perfect fit with faster recovery and less time in physical therapy.

How does it work?
Using a 3-D printer a wax replica of each patient’s knee is created to align exactly with the patient’s bone structure. Dr. Stem uses advanced imaging technology to create “maps” of each patient’s knees with a CT scan. Conformis creates custom instruments and cutting guides for the knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Stem Shares Lowcountry Orthopaedics Innovations in Joint Replacement and Robotics