At this week’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago, OrthoSensor (Sunrise, FL) is unveiling its new VERASENSE device for total knee replacements. It’s used during surgery to make sure the new knee is properly aligned and the pressures on soft tissue are within certain levels. Looking very similar to the previously unveiled device from OrthoSensor, the new VERASENSE seems to be designed specifically for intra-operative work and not for long-term post-op monitoring.
OrthoSensor is initially partnering with Biomet (Warsaw, IN) by introducing the VERASENSE on the Vanguard Complete Knee System.
OrthoSensor’s VERASENSE is an intelligent, low-cost, single-use instrument system that replaces the standard plastic tibial trial spacer block used during knee replacement surgery. VERASENSE uses embedded sensors and wireless communication technology to give surgeons real-time feedback on soft tissue balance and limb alignment during knee-replacement surgery. With this evidence, surgeons can make informed adjustments to the soft tissues to optimize implant placement.
“We are thrilled to be introducing VERASENSE, the first intro-operative system to combine balancing and alignment capabilities,” said Jay Pierce, OrthoSensor’s CEO. “Intelligent Orthopedics is a new field that harnesses the latest innovations in sensors, microelectronics and wireless communications with the goal of improving healthcare outcomes and reducing the cost of treating musculoskeletal disease. OrthoSensor is proud to have such a robust presence at this year’s AAOS meeting and showcase the early value being realized from intelligent orthopedics.”
Press release: Biomet and OrthoSensor Announce Partnership