The DACS enables the Hexapod to perform the complex corrections for which these types of devices are used. DACS takes advantage of the hardware, software and clinical advances since the TSF was cleared in 1997. Current web-based software used by other devices requires the surgeon to manually measure and input over twenty-five variables to produce the final prescription for strut adjustments. The DACS reduces surgeon input to one numerical value and two graphical variables that are accomplished with a couple clicks of the mouse. The surgeons with whom we have shared these products commented that conversion to this device from the TSF will require almost no learning curve.
Current web-based software used with other devices requires the surgeon to measure and input numerous variables to produce the final prescription for strut adjustments. DACS reduces surgeon input to ring size and beginning strut length. The deformity is identified with four lines dragged and dropped within the radiograph.