Hadassah

First in Israel: Technological Breakthrough in Knee Replacement at Hadassah

Monday, Mar 4 2013

Using Zimmer® iASSIST™—a unique personalized guidance system involving a gyroscope and WiFi technology—surgeons at the Hadassah Medical Center have performed four successful knee replacements.

Prof. Iri Liebergall, Chair of Hadassah's Department of Orthopedic Surgery, was a member of the medical team that developed the new technology for Zimmer, a world leader in technologies and tools for orthopedic surgery.

As in airplanes, the gyroscope enables surgeons to situate the bone at the proper plane and gives them the precise angle for making an incision in the bone. The WiFi component provides communication between the tool on the patient's knee bone and the operating room computer. Together, the gyroscope and the WiFi give surgeons maximum accuracy, which results in less blood loss for the patient and reduces the need for a larger array of equipment.

To date, Prof. Liebergall, Dr. Yoav Mattan, Director of Hadassah's Joint Replacement Unit, and their colleagues Dr. Gurion Rivkin and Dr. Leonid Kandel, have performed successful knee replacements using the new procedure. In 2004, Prof. Liebergall and Dr. Mattan performed the world's first computer-assisted hip replacement, using Zimmer technology.

The International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery has designated Hadassah's Department of Orthopedic Surgery as a Center of Excellence for its outstanding accomplishments and its innovative use of new technologies and surgical tools.

Prof. Liebergall notes that "iASSIST is yet another step forward in the advancement of computer-assisted orthopedic surgery. We are proud that Hadassah continues to play such a pivotal role and that internationally recognized leaders in the field, such as Zimmer, launch their flagship products at Hadassah."

Read the article in The Jerusalem Post here>>

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Thursday, Sep 14 2017

Hadassah's Head of Emergency Medicine Springs to Action at Bar Mitzvah

Dr. Jacob (Koby) Assaf, head of Emergency Medicine at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, was at a family Bar Mitzvah in a Jerusalem hotel when suddenly a 60-year-old man collapsed right next to him.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Sep 14 2017

Professor, Grandfather, and Cancer Survivor: A Hadassah Story

Following a consultation with Hadassah Endocrinologist and NET specialist Dr. Simona Glasberg, Prof. Bruins underwent numerous tests to determine the source and extent of penetration of this slow-developing type of cancer.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Sep 7 2017

Upgraded Sperm Bank Inaugurated at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus

A spacious, upgraded sperm bank and new laboratories have been inaugurated at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Sep 7 2017

Study by Renowned Hadassah Neuropsychiatrist Featured in The Lancet

The work of Dr. Shahar Arzy, head of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Neuropsychiatry Clinic and the Hadassah-Hebrew University Computational Neuropsychiatry Laboratory, is featured in the September 4, 2017 issue of The Lancet Psychiatry.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More