By Brainlab AG
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The Dash® joint replacement app provides the navigation software for the Dash Smart Instrument Technology. Dash is a portable surgical navigation system that runs on the iPod touch® and is designed to assist orthopedic surgeons in performing knee and hip joint replacement procedures with high accuracy. Additional equipment is required for clinical operation. Users can explore the training workflows and product video for a better understanding of Dash, its features and benefits.
The Dash Smart Instrument Technology is designed to provide the benefits of traditional surgical navigation in a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution.
As the first app of its kind in the clinical environment, Dash is part of the Brainlab family of products that support computer-assisted, or navigated surgery for orthopedic and trauma, as well as neurosurgical and spine procedures.
Central to the Dash Smart Instrument Technology is the easy-to-use handheld device with touch screen interface (iPod touch) that works remotely with the mobile platform and infrared camera to provide surgeons with accurate and intuitive guidance through each procedure. This, combined with the ability to make interactive fine-tune adjustments to the surgical instruments, provides the surgeon with a high-precision and portable tool for the accurate placement of artificial knee and hip implants.
Potential users can learn more about Dash, its features, and benefits by tapping the start screen to access the product video and interactive simulated workflows that will take them through each step of using Dash to perform navigated surgical procedures for total knee and hip arthroplasty.
The Dash joint replacement app can be viewed on iPod touch®, iPhone®, and iPad®. Full use and clinical application of the Dash software is exclusive to the iPod touch 4th generation.
For knee procedures, Dash knee replacement supports:
• Registration – acquisition of bony landmarks for navigation
• Pinless verification of cutting block position and cut plane
• Navigation and verification – easy-to-follow workflows and accurate bone cuts based on landmark-based navigation
• Leg alignment check – real-time quality check of the final outcome
For hip procedures, Dash hip replacement supports:
• Registration – acquisition of landmarks for navigation (only three required)
• Navigation / verification – easy-to-follow workflows and accurate measurements based on landmark-based navigation
• Post-operative leg length and joint offset measurement – real-time quality check of the final outcome
For actual clinical use, the complete components of the Dash Smart Instrument Technology are required:
• Dash joint replacement app - navigation software for total knee and hip arthroplasty
• An iPod touch 4th generation
• A sterile drape for the iPod touch 4th generation for clinical use
• A handheld cradle (for the iPod touch 4th generation)
• A mobile platform (with server PC and infra-red camera)
• Infra-red trackable instrumentation
For more information about this iTunes app or the complete Dash Smart Instrument Technology, please visit the websites below or send an email to email@example.com.
Dash customer support: http://www.brainlab.com/customers/support/
More about computer-assisted surgery: www.brainlab.com
Dash® Knee Replacement has received FDA 510(k) clearance with reference K102251, Dash® Hip Replacement has received FDA 510(k) clearance with reference K110021.
Apple, the Apple Logo, iPod touch®, iPhone®, and iPad® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
What's New in Version 1.1.2
This update adds a pointer based registration of the distal condyle points that can be enabled in Settings.
In addition, this version provides:
• Minor bugfixes
• Small user interface improvements
Make sure to update all your devices using the Dash software at the same time.