FDA Approves Implantable Sensor System for Knee Surgery

Published date : 01 July 2013
Article date : 28 June 2013

Healthtechzone reports that Orthosensor has received FDA approval for its Verasense System. They say that the manufacturer's range of low-cost implantable sensor systems for orthopedic surgeons to provide knee, hip, joint and shoulder replacements for patients, have, so far, provided optimal short and long term clinical outcomes. 

The Verasense quantifies joint loading and balance and is compatible for use with multiple knee implant systems. It is designed to be an easy-to-use quality telemetry solution containing embedded sensors and customised circuitry to give clinicians data on alignment and implant positions in a knee replacement procedure. The device is intended to reduce the incidence of misalignment and ligament imbalance for post total knee replacement.

The system provides real-time feedback on soft tissue balance during knee-replacement surgery and quantitative data that clinicians can integrate with their judgment, experience and skill set to help improve patient care and make better evidence-based decisions.

Apparently, the Verasense has been adopted by over 35 orthopedic centers in the US, already.

Source: Healthtechzone

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