OrthAlign, Inc. Announces Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare Approval for Use of Direct Anterior HipAlign® for THAs and UniAlign™ for UKAs in Japan

“Clinically, KneeAlign has been very valuable for my patients in Japan and I am very happy with the excellent outcomes. I expect the same with these new OrthAlign technologies, ” said Yukihide Minoda, MD, PhD of Osaka City University in Osaka, Japan.

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device and technology company providing orthopedic surgeons with advanced precision technologies, announced today that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (JMHLW) has approved Direct Anterior HipAlign® for use in supine position Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) surgeries and UniAlign™ for use in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA) surgeries in Japan.

“I am very excited that OrthAlign technology will be available for use in Japan for supine position THAs and UKAs,” said Yukihide Minoda, MD, PhD of Osaka City University in Osaka, Japan. “I already use KneeAlign® for my TKAs and have found it to be a very important part of my surgeries. Clinically, it has been very valuable for my patients in Japan and I am very happy with the excellent outcomes. I expect the same with these new technologies.”

Recent statistics have shown that the direct anterior (supine position) approach is growing in popularity amongst Japanese surgeons as it arguably leads to quicker recovery, less pain, more normal function for Japanese patients after a hip replacement, and is more minimally invasive. HipAlign provides accurate cup placement positioning and does not require any pre-operative imaging, intraoperative fluoroscopy, or additional personnel in the operating room to control components outside of the sterile field.

Based on FDA cleared bench test data, HipAlign technology provides cup placement accuracy of ±3°, with at least 97% confidence. The…

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