DJO has introduced the ADAPTABLE Surgical Arm this week during the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (Booth # 821). DJO claims ADAPTABLE is the first fully sterile, surgeon-controlled leg and retractor holder designed for a safe Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). The fully-mechanical, carbon fiber surgical arm works with any standard operating table and has the ability to reduce the number of assistants in the operating room (OR). ADAPTABLE is easy to set-up, transport and store.
DJO says DAA is the fastest growing THA approach representing approximately 40% of all hips being done in the U.S., adding that during the early 2000’s, specialty surgical tables were introduced to assist with patient positioning and exposure during the DAA. “However, specialty tables are costly, often weigh more than 800 pounds, take up significant square footage in the OR and are difficult to store,” stated DJO. “They also require specially trained personnel to operate them. As a result, use of these tables has been limited and they are not seen as a viable option for many hospitals and surgery centers.”
The ADAPTABLE Surgical Arm is a fraction of the cost and weight of traditional specialty tables. It can be easily transported between hospitals and weighs approximately 10 pounds. This efficient, 2-in-1 solution can be used for retractor placement or leg positioning for femoral exposure, range of movement and leg length assessment.