Catalyst OrthoScience debuted a preview of Archer™ 3D Targeting, imaging software designed to support preoperative planning for shoulder arthroplasty. Licensed in partnership with 3D-Shoulder, a subsidiary of 3D-Side, Archer 3D Targeting leverages decades of shoulder experience to help surgeons gain a better understanding of the patient’s pathology and create a surgical plan in advance of the procedure.
Archer 3D Targeting uses a two-dimensional image such as a CT scan or MRI, which almost all patients already would need in advance of a shoulder arthroplasty. The surgeon uploads the imaging and a plan with recommendations on how best to place the implants is produced. Surgeons can review and adjust the plan as needed before finalizing.
Archer 3D Targeting is the latest innovation from Catalyst, joining the pioneer Archer™ CSR Total Shoulder System and the Archer™ R1 Reverse Shoulder System, which was introduced in March.
The Archer CSR system offers precision and accuracy in shoulder restoration while preserving the patient’s bone and soft tissue. It is a single-tray, bone-preserving total shoulder arthroplasty system containing a precision elliptical humeral head and less invasive glenoid component, using patented instrumentation designed for consistent anatomic joint line restoration and glenoid insertion.
The Archer R1 system is a single-tray arthroplasty system that offers surgeon-targeted implant positioning, a streamlined and versatile system, and bone sparing implants. The total shoulder prosthesis is designed for patients experiencing severe shoulder arthritis in conjunction with a grossly deficient or non-functional rotator cuff.
Source: Catalyst OrthoScience