X-Guide® X-Ray Measurement Tool
Designed by an orthopedic surgeon with engineering expertise, the The X-Guide® helps to obtain an x-ray for planning a hip surgery. The X-Guide® assists the technician in two ways. The X-Guide® aligns the pelvis for a supine anterior-posterior standard planning x-ray. The X-Guide® also projects a ruler at the level of the hip that is recorded on the x-ray medium (film or digitizing media).
Accurate planning of hip replacement surgery is essential to assure that the correct implants are available and to help plan the reproduction of limb length and offset. The X-Guide® aligns the pelvis and projects a radio-opaque ruler at the level of the hip joint and is recorded on the x-ray medium.
The device consists of an acrylic structure that assists the x-ray technician while taking a preoperative planning pelvis x-ray for hip surgery. The X-Guide® consists of an alignment tower, an adjustable grid, and “cross hairs” to align the pelvis and accurately place a ruler projection at the level of the hip joint. The X-Guide® is Patent Pending.