What is new in Knee Replacement
For a patient considering knee replacement surgery, there are always new developments being introduced aimed enhancing a patients outcome and their quality of life.
What methods are available to improve surgeon efficiency and accuracy and maximise patient outcomes?
Alignment of your knee replacement and balancing the soft tissues are the core fundamentals of performing a successful total knee replacement. Evolving technologies in both these fields are available now to use for your knee.
VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Instrumentation is commonly used tool to make surgery more accurate, similar to computer-assisted surgical techniques and goals. It uses the patient's own MRI and full leg X-Ray to design cutting blocks specific to that patient. patient-specific guides. VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Instrumentation is intended to enhance the surgeon operating room experience. Changes can be made to the preop plan prior to surgery. Intraoperative flexibility is designed into each cutting block, so standard instrumentation can be utilized in the event that bone resection modifications are needed.
VERASENSE is another advance that elevates knee replacement surgery to a new level of precision. It uses wireless sensor-assisted technology. This sensor device provides surgeons real-time data during surgery to assist your surgeon in improving soft tissue balance and implant positioning during your total knee replacement. Soft tissue balance is critical to avoiding pain, instability and stiffness post-operatively that can lead to premature implant failures and revision surgery. This low-cost, single-use sensor temporarily replaces the standard plastic tibial trial spacer used during knee replacement surgery, providing surgeons immediate visual feedback during the surgery. This feedback, transmitted wirelessly by the sensor, gives surgeons information on soft tissue balance and implant position — two key factors for a successful knee implant.
While previously surgeons had to rely on their judgment and experience to balance the knee, VERASENSE is making soft tissue balance a more precise science. In the future, OrthoSensor will continue to deliver intelligent orthopaedic solutions, including implantables, for ongoing and remote monitoring of knee implants
What patients are candidates for VISIONAIRE instrumentation?
Any patient that is a candidate for a primary TKA. All patients must fall within the MRI safeguards as well (not having ferromagnetic implants inserted - like a pacemaker). This will be determined by the MRI facility's safety standards.
What patients are candidates for Verasense?
VERASENSE can be used in primary and revision TKR procedures