Posted on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Orthopedics
Dr. Sri Pinnamaneni of Signature Orthopedics, a division of Signature Medical Group, is the first physician in the St. Louis area to use and offer a state-of-the-art, computer-guided total shoulder replacement system, allowing for a more precise and more personalized surgery for patients.
ExactechGPS combines surgeon expertise with an advanced computer system to perform the patient’s shoulder replacement surgery with a goal of improved accuracy and precision. This technology allows surgeons to use intra-operative real-time feedback to help decide where to remove bone and where to place the shoulder implant.
Similar to a GPS navigation system in your car, this technology allows for surgeons to pre-operatively plan their total shoulder surgeries using an interactive 3D modeling software and then intra-operatively execute that plan. In the operating room, this technology provides live feedback and assessment of implant placement using a combination of trackers, specialized instruments, and an intra-operative computer. This allows surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized and precise surgery specific to their bony structure and anatomy.
“This technology is an absolute game-changer in the computer-guided shoulder arthroplasty market,” Dr. Pinnamaneni said. “It facilitates a more efficient, patient-specific surgery and can potentially result in more reproducible, consistent surgical outcomes for patients.”
Dr. Pinnamaneni is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in conditions and treatments of the shoulder in the St. Louis area. He completed his training at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, New York. He specializes in shoulder replacement surgery and also provides comprehensive care of all conditions of the shoulder.
“I am honored to be the first surgeon to use and implement this technology in the St. Louis area,” Dr. Pinnamaneni said. “I look forward to providing this innovative, exciting technology to other patients needing shoulder replacement surgery in the local community.”
Dr. Pinnamaneni is accepting new patients at our Signature Orthopedics West County and South County locations. +