The obvious answer of course is to build a good knee that wouldn’t require all of this monitoring but we are not there yet, but keep in mind this is one more item that comes to live within your body. It also appears from the picture that all the information and reporting has an IPad version, so the analytics are covered here. Again, interesting technology for audit trails for the implant and so forth, but again do you wanone more device in your body? The surgical interface though looks good for allowing surgeons to place and optimize the implant for sure and no problem there with development in that area, but also keep in mind there are many others who offer such software too and I think all companies in the orthopedic business have a graphical interface as it simply can see better than the naked eye. The bottom line of all of this is to save cost as the company states on their website. BD
OrthoSensor’s Sensor Assisted Surgery platform provides kinematic data that monitors both soft tissue balancing and alignment. Sensor data is transmitted wirelessly via radio frequency (RF) telemetry to OrthoSensor’s external signal processing and monitoring system, informing the surgeon, hospital or patient.
Intra-operatively, OrthoSensor’s graphic user interface (GUI) displays real-time, dynamic feedback during surgery to quantify appropriate soft tissue gap balance. With OrthoSensor Intelligent Implantables—implant devices with embedded sensors—the system will facilitate ongoing assessment of the device’s load, stability, and overall functionality.
OrthoSensor’s technology platform will enable evidence-based orthopedic surgery and comparative effectiveness by streaming data from the surgical suite, physician’s office or the patient centered medical home. The ability to wirelessly transmit the data demonstrating optimal surgical techniques or the effectiveness of various treatment protocols will help enhance clinical outcomes, while reducing cost.