Institute is First in the United States to Apply this New Tool to Monitor Stability of Implants
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – December 11, 2014 – Southern Joint Replacement Institute (SJRI) is pleased to announce the implementation of the L-Arm Stereo Radiography Solution. Developed by Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI), a Nova Scotia-based company specializing in precision assessment of spine and joint-replacement instability, this new device allows physicians to monitor implants following surgery to assess continued stability and adjust treatment as needed.
SJRI provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients with orthopaedic or spinal conditions. A wide range of minimally invasive procedures are offered, using the most advanced technologies available. Inpatient and outpatient therapy and rehabilitation services help patients regain maximum mobility with the ultimate goal being the return to an active lifestyle. The L-Arm Stereo Radiography Solution will allow physicians to closely monitor patients as they return to a more active lifestyle. The data recorded will be useful in both that patient’s and future patient’s treatment.
“We are excited to be the first center in the United States to implement the L-Arm Stereo
Radiography Solution”, said Dr. Michael Christie, Orthopaedic Surgeon with SJRI. “This new tool will allow us to further advance our research in monitoring implant stability and loosening, allowing us to work towards faster and more effective treatment decisions in the future.”
“This implementation by Southern Joint Replacement Institute demonstrates their commitment to be at the forefront of research and new technology development” said Chad Munro, CEO of HBI. ““Our Stereo Radiography (SR) solution provides the increased accuracy needed to predict and possibly detect loose or unstable implants for patients.”
About Southern Joint Replacement Institute:
Southern Joint Replacement Institute is devoted to the treatment of patients needing primary and revision total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Their mission is to provide state-of-the art care in a professional and compassionate environment while honoring a commitment to research and education in the field of joint replacement. The Southern Joint Replacement Institute is comprised of a team of nationally recognized joint replacement surgeons that have created a unique surgeon-owned practice committed to providing state-of-the-art orthopaedic care. With more than 65 years of combined experience, SJRI surgeons continue to be committed to excellence in their field, keeping a strong focus on research to ensure that their patients receive the most advanced, progressive medical treatment available. Southern Joint Replacement Institute is fully committed to providing personalized care and developing lasting relationships with patients and their families. For more information about the services offered by the Southern Joint Replacement Institute, call (615) 342-0038 or visit SJRI.com.
About Halifax Biomedical Inc.:
Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI) is an evidence based Orthopaedic Clinical Measurements company headquartered in Nova Scotia, Canada with a US office located in Cambridge, MA. HBI is a world leading provider of equipment and services for evaluating orthopaedic and spine implant stability and fixation using proprietary Stereo Radiography (SR) imaging technology (HALIFAX exams). HBI focuses on two clinical problems; early detection of implant loosening for total hip and knee replacements, and quantification of instability of the spinal column in patients with chronic low back pain.
Products provided by HBI to support HALIFAX exams include surgical bead inserters, bead sets, SOR imaging equipment, and centralized image processing services. The centralized processing of joint replacement images is performed by HBI’s image analysis experts using Model-based RSA software developed by HBI’s partner RSAcore of the Leiden, The Netherlands, University Medical Center