OCH first in Region to use iAssist Technology in Total Knee Replacements


Hartford, KY, March 7, 2017 – OHIO COUNTY HOSPITAL is pleased to announce that it is the first hospital in the region to offer iASSIST, the latest technological improvement in total knee replacement surgery.

Dr Philip Hurley, a member of Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Owensboro, and the region's most experienced knee replacement surgeon, began using this technology last fall when he begin his full time practice at Ohio County Hospital. iASSIST is an advanced surgical guidance system designed to improve the accuracy and alignment of total knee replacement. It consists of small, disposable electronic sensors which employ accelerometers and gyroscopes to provide accurate alignment information to the surgeon. Dr. Hurley is able to verify each surgical step in real time with this palm sized electronic display. The device is able to determine the precise mechanical axis of each person's leg. This allows him to implant the knee replacement in a more accurate alignment.

"Alignment in a knee replacement is just like the front end alignment of your vehicle. It has to be accurate in order to function properly," says Dr. Hurley. "This technology helps me to precisely align the knee replacement to each patient's unique anatomy, providing a personalized fit that is a truly tailored total knee replacement. It is a way to make a good procedure even better."

With this advanced technology and the Joint Camp Rehabilitation Program, The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine department at Ohio County Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to total joint procedure patient care.

ABOUT iASSIST Technology
• iASSIST represents a revolutionary next step in intelligent surgical guidance, engineered to help orthopedic surgeons achieve repeatable accuracy and alignment in total knee replacement.
• Instantaneous alignment validation information is wirelessly transmitted to a simple electronic display for the surgeon.

About Ohio County Healthcare
Ohio County Healthcare, legal name Ohio County Hospital Corporation, is a non-profit comprehensive healthcare network comprised of a joint commissioned accredited hospital, primary care and specialty physician services located in Ohio, Daviess, and Butler counties.

Patient care services can be accessed at any of our ten locations which include: Ohio County Hospital, Ohio County Family Care – Hartford & Beaver Dam, QuickCare Clinic, Ohio County Specialty Care – Hartford & Owensboro, Butler County Family Care and Fordsville Area Medical Clinic. Ohio County Healthcare’s specialty areas consist of Behavioral Health, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Primary Care, Orthopaedic, Pain Management, and Urology.

More than 30 physicians and nurse practitioners, along with over 400 employees, are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care to everyone in our community and surrounding area. We continually promote a progressive, nurturing environment—and support our community through educational seminars, screenings and other events aimed at helping you and your family stay well.