DJO Launches Fully Sterile Surgical Arm for Anterior Hip Approach

By Julie A. Vetalice

DJO introduced ADAPTABLE™, a sterile surgeon-controlled leg and retractor holder designed for the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty. The fully-mechanical carbon fiber surgical arm works with any standard operating table.

ADAPTABLE may reduce the number of assistants in the O.R., and is easy to set up, transport and store. It offers an alternative to specialty surgical tables that can assist with patient positioning for the direct anterior approach, but weigh 800+ pounds and occupy significant space in the O.R. ADAPTABLE weighs ~10 pounds, can be used for retractor placement or leg positioning for femoral exposure, range of movement and leg length assessment and costs a fraction of specialty tables.

“The specialty table model for DAA doesn’t align with today’s cost-conscious healthcare environment,” said Dr. Raymond Kim of the Steadman Clinic. “ADAPTABLE is a game-changing device for DAA THA. It empowers surgeons to reduce the number of staff intra-operatively and increase the overall OR economy. Its versatility as both a retractor and leg holder, as well as its promise for future indications, are a much needed innovative and modern solution to patient care.”

Source: DJO Global, Inc.

Product Labels: Hip Replacement

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