OrthoSouth is proud to announce the completion of the first CT-navigated total shoulder replacement in the Greater Memphis Area, performed by Dr. Christopher Pokabla at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, TN.
Utilizing the ExactechGPS® Shoulder Application with 3-D Computed Tomography scans (CT scans), Dr. Pokabla received live visual feedback confirming the precise placement of tools and implants during the surgery.
For his practice, Dr. Pokabla believes image-guided navigation will help with implant placement during surgery, and especially with patients who have unusual shoulder anatomy. Dr. Pokabla proactively seeks innovative solutions for his patients with unique shoulder problems.
The successful completion of the region's first image-guided shoulder replacement is yet another case of his dedication to cutting edge care. Just last year, for example he had a completely customized, 3D-printed implant crafted for another shoulder replacement recipient.
Dr. Pokabla is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery and shoulder replacement. He practices at OrthoSouth's Poplar Ave., Germantown, and Bartlett locations.