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VERASENSE Can Mitigate 90-Day Post-Op Complications
Through Soft Tissue Balance

Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is a common treatment for stiffness and arthrofibrosis post-TKA. Studies show a higher degree of success when treatment is performed earlier (<3 mo.) post-TKA1 ; however, bundled payment models focusing on a 90-day episode of care may not provide reimbursement within this timeframe.

MUA Rate: Verasense vs. Non-Sensor2

62% of observed MUAs were within the 90 Day Post-Op interval.  Verasense showed a statistically significant reduction in MUA.

252 Sensor Assisted vs. 690 Non-Sensor Assisted

All cases were performed by the same surgeon.  There were no significant cohort demographic or co-morbidity differences.  No difference in outcomes was seen based on implant type, age or BMI.

AN INCREASE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PERFORMANCE AND SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES

DURING RECOVERY AND REHAB SHOULD TRANSLATE TO SHORTER TREATMENTS AND

LOWER OVERALL COSTS IN THE COMPLETE TKA EPISODE OF CARE.

REFERENCES

  1. Geller, Jeffrey A. et al. The Use of Electronic Sensor Device to Augment Ligament Balancing Leads to a Lower Rate of Arthrofibrosis After Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty. Volume 32 , Issue 5 , 1502 – 1504.
  2. Fitzsimmons SE, Vazquez EA, Bronson MJ. How to Treat the Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty?: A Systematic Review. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2010;468(4):1096-1106.
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