Technology Used to Improve Knee Replacement Outcomes at Boone County Hospital
BOONE, Iowa—Boone County Hospital now utilizes an innovative sensor-assisted technology called VERASENSE in total knee replacement (TKR). This disposable orthopaedic device used for primary and revision TKR is the latest innovation in sensor and wireless communications.
Dr. Craig Mahoney, orthopaedic surgeon, Iowa Ortho and the Boone County Hospital (BCH) Specialty Clinic, is currently utilizing this technology for TKR at BCH making BCH is the first hospital in central Iowa to use VERASENSE.
During surgery, the surgeon temporarily inserts VERASENSE between the components of the knee implant. As the knee is taken through a full range of motion, the sensor wirelessly sends data to a monitor in the operating room. This data helps the surgeon to make adjustments that affect soft tissue balance and implant position – two factors that contribute to a successful TKR. Once the implant position is stabilized, the sensor is removed and replaced with a permanent implant.
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