OrthoSensor developed its Surgical product line to reduce implant failures by addressing the root causes: poor soft tissue balance and malalignment. Research shows that instability and malalignment cause approximately 36% of all orthopedic implant failures.
OrthoSensor’s Surgical platform informs the surgeon by providing real-time, evidenced-based data to optimize the positioning and balance of orthopedic implants. A complete intra-operative solution, these intelligent devices provide patient-specific kinematic information and evidence of stability, reducing misalignment and improving overall implant longevity.
OrthoSensor’s accurate, inexpensive, disposable and easy-to-use surgical products have been designed with custom sensors to provide the surgeon with quantifiable, load balancing feedback. They integrate seamlessly within the current surgical workflow environment. Data is communicated in real-time via wireless radio frequency (RF) telemetry and displayed on a customizable graphic user interface (GUI).
With multiple intra-operative and implantable product configurations, OrthoSensor is developing devices for joint arthroplasty, trauma, spine, and other musculoskeletal procedures. The first commercial application of the technology platform is the OrthoSensor™ Knee Balancer, which has received FDA 510(k) clearance. Initial use will be customized for unicompartmental, bicompartmental, tricompartmental and revision knee arthroplasty. With this intelligent trial, the surgeon will be able to see the absolute loads on the knee and determine the exact center of loading through the joint’s full range of motion.