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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

DePuy Synthes, JointPoint Inc. Join Forces

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.

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