Innovation Trailblazer Award for Ritesh Shah, M.D.

Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Fri, August 3rd, 2018

Ritesh Shah, M.D.

“Orthopedic surgeon, Ritesh Shah, M.D. has been honored with the IJS Innovation Trailblazer Award of Excellence acknowledging early adoption of intellijoint HIP into his practice at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting at Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center (ISMOSC) in Morton Grove.”

“Intellijoint HIP is a highly accurate 3D mini-optical navigation system used to assist in proper size selection and positioning of artificial implants during a hip replacement. Dr. Shah is the first orthopedic surgeon in Illinois to offer this new technology in an outpatient or ASC setting.”

“Many of my patients come to me in pain looking to regain their former mobility, but are worried about the short- and long-term risks associated with total hip replacements,” explained Dr. Shah. “By utilizing the quantitative measurements that intellijoint HIP provides intraoperatively, I am able to ensure the implants have been positioned accurately resulting in a significant decrease of associated risks. Patients are back to their active lifestyles in just days, confident in their surgical outcomes.”

“A total hip replacement is typically an effective surgery that can reduce hip pain and restore mobility. The risks of this procedure can include leg length discrepancy, dislocation, joint instability, reduced muscle strength, reduced hip range of motion, and long-term pain. intellijoint HIP addresses these risks by providing accurate, intraoperative measurements for cup position, leg length, and offset to assist the surgeon in placing implants in a location that best matches the patient’s native anatomy.”

“Intellijoint Surgical is proud to present the Innovation Trailblazer Award to Dr. Shah today,” said Armen Bakirtzian, CEO, intellijoint Surgical. “We want to acknowledge not only his adoption of intellijoint HIP, but his overall commitment to better surgical outcomes through exploring new advances in the field—both in technique and in technology.”

Dr. Shah told OTW, “I am always looking for ways to improve my patients’ surgical outcomes. I’m honored to be recognized as an Innovation Trailblazer through early adoption of intellijoint HIP. This award reinforces my commitment to exploring the latest innovations that my patients can benefit from.”

“intellijoint HIP allows me to see my cup position, leg length and offset numbers intraoperatively and in real-time,” added Dr. Shah. “Seeing these quantitative measurements ensures I am placing the implants exactly as planned, therefore, eliminating many risks associated with implant malposition.”

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