Image-Guided Hip Resurfacing & Replacement Surgery

When hip resurfacing or total hip replacement surgery are called for, our team of specialists utilizes the region’s only image guided total hip resurfacing and total hip replacement assisted by technology from BrainLab.

Kolibri®, a "global positioning system for the body," now allows surgeons to visualize and track the position of their choice of surgical instruments intraoperatively via a touch-screen interface. The system allows the surgeon to position implants and instruments using a CT scan of the patient’s pelvis. This system is a significant advance over other surgical navigation systems, which use a computer generated model of the pelvis instead of the patient’s actual anatomy.

As a surgeon operates, a screen shows the precise position of the instruments. Most importantly, the surgeon can use this information to more precisely position instruments and implants for a more reproducible surgery and longer lasting hip replacements.

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Saint Thomas Midtown and West
615.284.BONE (2663)

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
615.396.5237
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