Exactech Active Intelligence Technology

Using the Latest Advancements to Improve Joint Replacement Surgery Outcomes
Exactech Active Intelligence Technology for Joint Replacement

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For many years, surgeons have used X-rays, surgical tools, and special techniques to plan surgeries. But now, joint replacement technology can help your surgeon plan, prepare and execute your surgery with a goal of better outcomes.

You may have heard of robotics, robot-assisted surgery or computer-assisted surgery. Exactech Active Intelligence surgeons use a computer-assisted surgical technology called ExactechGPS Guided Personalized Surgery.

ExactechGPS Guided Personalized Surgery

To get the best results for your joint replacement surgery, your surgeon must understand YOUR unique anatomy so they can accurately place your implant. The better aligned your implant is, the better your results will be.

ExactechGPS is a computer-assisted tool that gives surgeons a 3D view of your joint. This allows your surgeon to make small changes and place your implant just where it should be.

How ExactechGPS Technology Works:


Your surgeon will place simple trackers on your bone. The trackers send data to the computer. This data tells your surgeon more about YOUR unique anatomy and bone structure.


Images on a screen help your surgeon know just where to remove your bone and where to place your implant.


The computer analyzes the information sent by the trackers. It displays results on the screen with pictures and measurements your surgeon needs.

If your knee implant is placed even as little as 3 degrees off, it can increase the risk of your knee replacement not working like it should.1

ExactechGPS has helped surgeons place knee replacement implants less than 1 degree from the perfect position.2

Watch the video below to see how ExactechGPS Knee Technology Works.

GPS Knee Replacement Technology

ExactechGPS Shoulder Applications help surgeons plan for your surgery using a virtual simulation on a computer. 

Prior to surgery, Active Intelligence surgeons use your CT scan to create a 3D model on a computer to clearly see your shoulder joint and bone structure. This helps the surgeon decide where to make bone cuts and place your implant.

Personalized just for you, your surgeon can plan your surgery through a virtual simulation before even entering the operating room. Then, during surgery, your doctor will use this plan to place your shoulder implant just where it should be.1

Watch the video below to see how ExactechGPS Shoulder Technology Works.

GPS Shoulder Replacement Technology

Patient Stories

ExactechGPS Knee Replacement Patient Story

Rollie, GPS Knee Replacement Patient Story

Rollie was struggling with knee pain that limited his everyday activities. After a knee replacement with Dr. Jeffrey Ginther and the ExactechGPS technology, Rollie was able to get back to his active lifestyle.

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Answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Accurate positioning of your knee or shoulder replacement is very important to the success and longevity of the implant. Computer-assisted technology can give your surgeon greater visibility of your joint while helping more precisely place your implant.

In a survey of potential joint replacement patients, 87% of those considering joint replacement surgery said they prefer computer-assisted surgery over robotics. Many respondents said they are more comfortable knowing the surgeon’s hands are performing the surgery and not a robot.2

When it comes to knee replacement surgery using ExactechGPS, the short answer is no. Following a surgeon’s initial learning curve with new technology, the average operating time using ExactechGPS is proven to be similar to that of conventional knee replacement surgery.2

Resources for ExactechGPS Guided Personalized Surgery

With any surgery, there are potential risks, and results will vary depending on the patient. Joint replacement surgery is not for everyone. Check with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for joint replacement surgery. Your physician will consider the risks and benefits associated with this procedure, as well as individual factors such as the cause of your condition, your age, height, weight and activity level.


The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only and is not providing medical advice. This information is not intended to replace the expert guidance of your orthopaedic surgeon. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have to your orthopaedic surgeon. Decisions concerning patient care and treatment should be made solely by your physician(s). With any surgery, there are potential risks and results will vary depending on the patient.

  1. Ritter MA, Faris PM, Keating EM, Meding JB. Postoperative alignment of total knee replacement: its effect on survival. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1994; 299:153-156.
  2. Data on file at Exactech.*

*In vitro (bench) test results may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance

ExactechGPS® is manufactured by Blue Ortho® and distributed by Exactech.