Dr. Wright performs first of its kind computer-assisted surgery in the U.S. using new technology

Dr. Wright performs first of its kind computer-assisted surgery in the U.S. using new technology
Published: Jun 15, 2017
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Jun 15, 2017

Dr. Thomas Wright, MD,  a University of Florida Health orthopaedic surgeon, is one of two nationally to perform the first computer-assisted shoulder replacement surgery in the United States of America utilizing a new technology that allows live navigation of the operative site.

From the article:

"The technology, ExactechGPS Total Shoulder Application, provides the surgeon with a real-time 3-D computer model of a patient’s shoulder during surgery. It does this by combining CT scan images with data from instruments mounted with tiny infrared cameras.

The combination gives the surgeon a road map for the placement of implant screws with tolerances of 2 millimeters, besting what is possible with the human eye. The technology is expected to produce more secure, durable implants with fewer complications.".

Dr. Wright and Dr. Waldrop perform first of its kind computer assisted shoulder replacement surgery.

You can read the full article online via the UF Health Newsroom: