DePuy Synthes has announced an exclusive U.S. agreement with JointPoint Inc. to co-market its proprietary software platform to provide an easy-to-use, surgeon-friendly navigation system that can help deliver improvements in surgical outcomes. JointPoint’s software provides non-invasive computer navigation, pre-surgical digital templating, case planning, and feedback while performing total hip replacement surgeries. JointPoint easily integrates with the anterior approach.

Adding the JointPoint software to a surgeon’s protocol may help reduce leg length discrepancy and complications related to inaccurate cup placement and final implant selection – two of the most important considerations in hip replacement surgery – by providing pre-surgical digital templating and real-time, data-driven surgical decision making in the operating room.

“We are thrilled to partner with JointPoint to help provide more predictive outcomes for surgeons and their patients,” said Aaron Villaruz, DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction. “By providing access to important information at key stages of the hip replacement process, together we can help surgeons streamline cases and allow for pre-surgical goals to be achieved more consistently.”

One of the important features of the JointPoint software is OneTrial, which can predict optimal implant combinations based on pre-surgical goals using just two images during surgery. Unique to DePuy Synthes implants is the ability of OneTrial to also provide precise recommendations on implant size and position to enable more confident adjustments and reduce OR time and fluoroscopy by eliminating re-trialing. Additionally, the JointPoint software helps streamline communications through a JointPoint calendar, case sharing, and case planning/collaboration.

DePuy Synthes will begin co-marketing the JointPoint software in the second half of 2017.